Community Events


Annual Walk to Save Lives Fort Wayne
Saturday, Oct. 7 – 9 a.m.

Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne 46805

Join Indiana Donor Network in Fort Wayne to celebrate life, honor organ and tissue donors and support those waiting for a lifesaving transplant. The annual Walk to Save Lives Fort Wayne is a family-friendly walk during which donor and transplant recipient stories are shared and space is provided for participants to reflect on the gift of life.

The event will also feature kid-friendly activities, food, music and more. Walk to Save Lives raises funds for Indiana Donor Network Foundation, with all proceeds supporting transplant recipients and the families of donor heroes.

Registration: $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 2-12 and $75 for families. To register, visit

For more information, contact
Savannah Scott at or 317-222-3495.


The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.

When you walk to end cancer at a relay event, it’s your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world’s largest walk to end cancer. For more information regarding relay for life visit


Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on Facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at


The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical low level of dry dog and cat food. To donate to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at


Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.


The American Red Cross, Blood Services has Volunteer opportunities for Blood Donor Receptionists at the 1212 E. California Rd. site and at the Lutheran Hospital Fixed Site.

The 1212 E. California Rd. location has Saturday and Sunday opportunities for two shifts, 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to  1:30 p.m. The Lutheran Hospital Fixed site has opportunities on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please contact Pam Schroeder at 260-480-8218 for more information.

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