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2014 Dine Out for DAIS

Oct 16, 2014 All Day

Dane County
From morning eggs to late night pizza, you can help victims of domestic violence. Dine at one of 77 participating restaurants and 10% of your tab will go to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. DAIS operates the only emergence domestic violence shelter in Dane County along with seven other intervention, prevention, and education programs. So treat your family and friends to a delicious meal...or three and do good for DAIS.

For a list of participating restaurants please visit our website page: http://abuseintervention.org/dineoutfordais/

Jamie Quam, jamieq@abuseintervention.org, 608-338-1045, www.abuseintervention.org


Rally For Reilly

Sep 27, 2014 4-8pm

Coachman's Golf Resort Edgerton/Stoughton
David Reilly was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January of 1997. He underwent radiation and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, those life-saving treatments have damaged his heart. He recently received a Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) that has taken over the function of the left side of his heart. He is at home recovering and is currently listed to receive a heart transplant.

Join us for a fun-filled event to raise awareness for organ donation and support David Reilly and his family.

4:00-7:00 Raffles and Silent Auction

4:00-6:00 Live Music by Thiebeau Point (Luke Tadder, Kyle Furseth, and Mike Schachtschneider)

6:00-7:00 Live Music by Dan Reilly

7:00-8:00 Raffle Drawings and Live Auction

Food and Drinks will be available to purchase.


Brenda Olstad 608-289-3848


4th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison WI
Help raise awareness about domestic violence as DAIS presents a one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring trends from the most stylish local boutiques. Think big city fashion, with Madison's style and generosity.

Tickets available at dressfordais2014.eventbrite.com or by calling 608-338-1045.

Proceeds from the show will directly benefit DAIS.

Emcee'd by NBC 15 Anchor Leigh Mills

Participating Boutiques Include: Chauette, Cornblooms, Iona, Lu Anders Boutique, Middleton Dress Company, Neena, Pure Barre Madison Hilldale,The Purple Goose, ReThreads: Madison, Serrv Store - Madison, Studio Z Salon, Terese Zache Designs, Velvet Button Boutique, Z.Bella Boutique

Participating Salons Include: Arch Apothecary, Divine Body & Styles Organic Salon & Spa, Julia Grace Salon, Lotus Salon, Paisley Hair Design, Posha Salon, Serenity Salon & Day Spa, Temptd Salon and Spa, THORPS haircuts & color,URŌn Concept Salon

Jamie Quam, 608-338-1045


Baklava-Plus Sale

Nov 22, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 11 North Seventh St., Madison, 53704
Annual Lady Philoptochos Society Bake Sale and Kafeneion (cafe). Come get your Baklava (honey nuts with spices and FILO pastry); Spanakopita (spinach pie), Tiropitakia (cheese FILO triangle appetizers), and Keftedes (Greek style, handmade and baked ground-sirloin meatballs).
Greek and regular coffee and delicacies will be available as well.
In case of inclement weather the sale will happen on Sunday, 11/23 at noon.

Ladies Philoptochos Society at AGOC, 244-1019
dial-a-baklava@agocwi.org



Boxers & Bras Prostate ~ Breast ~ Cure

Oct 1, 2014 5pm

Madison Concourse Hotel 1 W. Dayton St. Madison
There will be plenty of fun, food, auction items and BRAS!
Not just any Bras! But outrageously fun decorated bras modeled by men from our community!

Whether the bra is simple or complex, dramatic or whimsical; it will bean evening to remember. This is your chance to be a part of something amazing and make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

100% of ALL PROFITS go the UW Carbone Cancer Center to support local projects the Prostate and Breast Cancer doctors have selected.

Janie Winston, UW Carbone Cancer Center (608) 262-1032
www.boxersandbrasmadison.com



6th Annual Live Public Auction

Nov 1, 2014 9am

Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St., Oregon, WI 53575
We have scads of items to bid on including gift certificates to local businesses, collectibles, antiques, kitchen equipment, Christmas decorations, a Wisco Pizza Oven, quilts, and much more!
In addition to the Auction, we will be having a pie sale and a dollar table.


Anne Stone, 608-835-5801


Women's Council of Realtors Bras for a Cause, 4th Annual

Oct 9, 2014 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m

The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center West, Middleton, WI
Bras for Cause is an entertaining and hilarious male runway show where local professionals, CEOs and celebrities model decorated bras. The evening also includes a live and silent auction, awesome appetizers and music donated by Juke Box Bandstand. Emcees for the evening are Fish in the Morning and Christine Bellport.

Shelley Reynolds, 608-467-4600,


Wine & Art for GBS

Oct 11, 2014 12-3pm

Fawn Creek Winery Wisconsin Dells, WI
The goal for my first fundraiser is to raise as much money as possible for the GBS-CIDP Foundation International for research and those that are less fortunate.

Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is an auto-immune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. It is a rare disorder that attacks the nerves, which usually starts out with tingling and weakness in the extremities. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing the entire body. Most people with this condition need to be hospitalized to receive proper treatment. The cause of GBS is unknown,
but is often preceded by an infectious illness such as respiratory infection or the stomach flu. Treatment
for GBS is IVIG (high dose Immunoglobulin therapy) and Plasmapheresis. The recovery time for GBS is different for every patient and can range from days, weeks, months, and even years. I was diagnosed with GBS on March 23rd
at UW-Hospital in Madison for 2 months. I was diagnosed by a spinal tap which illustrated my cerebrospinal fluid protein being higher than normal. A nerve conduction velocity test (NCV) was also done following the diagnosis, which illustrates slower signals travelling along the nerves. Over a
short amount of time (Approximately 2 days), GBS had affected my respiratory system which caused my lungs to collapse. I was placed on a ventilator for 5 1⁄2 weeks. While vented, I was placed into an induced coma for 3 weeks to allow my body to rest. Doctors started out by giving me 4 rounds of IVIG treatment, which didn’t show any sign of positive change. They decided to place a clavicle port for
plasmapheresis exchange. I received 7 rounds of plasma exchange and soon after the 5th to show signs of movement—was it the plasma or my fight for life? Doctors, nurses and I will never know. I came home to recover in May 2010 and started out-patient rehabilitation including speech,
occupational and physical therapies which lasted approximately 4-5 months. I have been blessed with a positive recovery and have become a Liaison for the GBS Foundation in the Madison area. I provide support, literature and patient visits to help those affected by this debilitating
disorder.

Emily (Knapp) Fruik 708-710-7334