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The Light the Night walk on Thursday will shine a light on finding a cure for lymphoma and leukemia, while honoring victims of these diseases. Photo courtesy of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Our Top Charitable Picks September 26-October 2

Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado.

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Hops for Habitat: If you’ve been meaning to check out Blue Moon Brewery in RiNo (and surely you have), now is the time. Make a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver ($25 is suggested) and get a free glass of one of the 10 varieties of Blue Moon currently on tap. Appetizers like fresh ricotta ravioli with spring peas and Kalbi short ribs will also be provided courtesy of fundraiser organizer, Usaj Realty. So come sip on a Denver classic and raise your glass knowing that you’re helping to provide homes to those in need. Tuesday, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Blue Moon Brewing Company, 3750 Chestnut Pl.; $25 (suggested donation)

Mask Project Exhibit & Luncheon with Mitch Albom: Few people have influenced contemporary conversations about aging and end-of-life issues quite like Mitch Albom, the bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie. Albom will expound upon the lessons he learned about the value of life while writing that memoir at this luncheon, which benefits Denver Hospice. The catered meal will consist of a macrobiotic salad with chicken or tofu, gourmet pretzel bed with honey mustard, and varied desserts. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.; Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1350 Arapahoe St.; $175

Strides Against Breast Cancer: Throw on your most eye-popping pink outfit and come party at Blake Street Tavern to kick off the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Dance to horn-heavy jams from Colorado funk outfit Funkiphino and strut your stuff in the Best Pink Outfit competition. All ticket sales, as well as 15 percent of bar and food purchases throughout the evening will benefit the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives from breast cancer, through early detection, research, and patient support. Thursday, 7–11 p.m., Blake Street Tavern 2301 Blake St.; $2

Light the Night Walk: Brighten up your evening routine during this radiant nighttime stroll around Washington Park. The roughly 1.5-mile walk will commemorate and celebrate lives touched by blood cancers while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Those who pre-register and raise or donate at least $100 will receive a t-shirt, wristband for refreshments, and illuminated balloon to carry during the walk, but all are welcome to participate. You’ve never seen Wash Park quite like this. Thursday, 6–10 p.m.; Washington Park, 701 S. Franklin St.; free to walk, $100 suggested fundraising goal recommended

Annual Fall Shoe Drive: Many of us have pairs of shoes gathering dust in our closets. What if we could put those old soles to good use? Coldwell Banker is partnering with Soles4Souls to help you do just that during their annual fall shoe drive. To participate, bring new or gently used shoes to a front range Coldwell Banker location through October 2. Representatives will then distribute the shoes either to those in need in the U.S. or to individuals in one of 127 countries that Soles4Souls works in. Through October 2nd; Coldwell Banker locations

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