Walk, run, spin and pull: Active fundraising events abound in September in the area

Looking for ways to volunteer to raise money for a good cause, and get exercise at the same time? Organizers for a variety of local events in September are looking to the community to participate.

Spin for Celiac
Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Edge in Essex
Spin-for-Celiac is Vermont’s first spin-a-thon for celiac disease research, and is organized by a Champlain Valley Union student. Senior Tori Bergstein of Charlotte, decided to create Spin-for-Celiac as her Grad Challenge project.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where the body treats gluten (found in wheat, rye, and barley) like poison, damaging the small intestine and leading to severe long term health conditions.

All proceeds from Spin-for Celiac will go directly to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. To register, fundraise, or donate, visit the event’s website at crowdrise.com/spin-for-celiac.

Walk for Children
Sept. 16, 10 a.m.
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Burlington
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting healthy relationships within families, schools, and communities, will once again host their annual Walks for Children, in both Burlington and Rutland. Walkers from all over the area come to the walk, to show their support for child abuse prevention and help make a difference for Vermont children at risk. To register: pcavt.org.

Pulling for Hope
Sept. 16, noon-3 p.m.
Burlington International Airport, South Burlington
There is still time to register to pull an airplane and fight cancer. Teams of 25 will test their strength against a 757 aircraft at the American Cancer Society’s Pulling for Hope event. Teams must attempt to pull the aircraft 12 feet – the fastest team wins. The event is limited to 20 teams of 25 members. To register: pullingforhopebtv.org.

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