There are wonderful charities throughout Kentucky working to help people from all walks of life. Whether through acts of service, participation or simply a financial contribution these charities need YOUR help! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to decide which charity to donate to so we will be compiling a list every month of fun upcoming charity events to help guide you in the right direction.
Save the Frogs Day – Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 28 @ Louisville Zoo 10AM
Learn more about amphibians and what you can do to help them. A special Frog Princess will leap over for a meet and greet. Click here for tickets.
KDF Mini-Marathon for Uspiritus
Saturday, April 28 @ Waterfront Park 7:30AM
Uspiritus is honored to have been chosen as one of The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation’s 2018 Charity Partners. If running 13.1 or 26.2 miles isn’t inspiration enough, there are hundreds of participants in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & Mini-Marathon who not only give of themselves physically but give to others as well. For years, runners have used this race as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds for many local and national charities. Click here for registration and more information.
Unbridled Eve Derby Gala
Friday, May 4 @ Galt House Hotel 7PM
Held the night before the fastest two minutes in sports, Unbridled Eve is one of the most anticipated black tie optional events of the year for Louisville lovers, celebrities, and racing enthusiasts. For tickets, tables, or to make a donation to the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, email Peggy Koch for further assistance.
The Great Cake Race 5K/1M
Sunday, May 6 @ Keeneland 4PM
Whether you are an avid runner, a casual walker, or someone just looking to support a worthy local organization, The Great Cake Race 5K/1M is for you. This family friendly event features bands, activities for children, free cupcakes for participants, and much more. Awards are given for male and female overall winners, age group winners, and fastest boy and girl for each age under 12. You may run or walk either distance. Click here to register.
Heart of the Community – Gala against Autism
Friday, May 11 @ KYE’s 7PM
This Pre-Mother’s Day Semi Formal Gala will include a seated dinner, entertaining performances, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to Booker Autism Foundation of Learning, Inc. Click here for tickets.
Outreach Fair & Blood Drive
Saturday, May 12 @ Abraham Lincoln Post 167 1PM
This event is to educate our community on the available resources. The Kentucky Blood Center will be on site for this event. They are a local blood drive and all donations stay in Kentucky. “Live local, Give local”. Click here for more information.
BIAK Brain Walk
Saturday, May 12 @ EP “Tom” Sawyer State Park 8AM
This walk and 5k will raise awareness of Brain Injuries and Brain Tumors, it raises funds to help the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky continue providing hope and help to all who are affected by ABI and brain tumors.
For Children’s Sake
May 19 @ The Kentucky Castle 7PM
This inaugural benefit includes food, open wine and beer, signature drink provided by Michter’s and Lexington Bourbon Society, auction, and door prizes. All proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in partnership with Montessori High School, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky. Click here for tickets.
Night of a Thousand Laughs
Saturday, May 19 @ The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 7:30PM
In its ninth year, Night of a Thousand Laughs (presented by Northwestern Mutual) will feature a cocktail hour, VIP dinner, raffle, live comedy show, and an after party – all to benefit Gilda’s Club Louisville. Get your tickets here.
Make-A-Wish: Walk for Wishes at Kentucky Kingdom
Saturday, May 19 @ Kentucky Kingdom 8:30AM
Walk for Wishes® is a family-friendly, community walk that raises funds to grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Start a Team of family, friends, and co-workers or walk as an individual. Participants are invited to stay for a post-walk celebration to meet courageous wish kids who had their heartfelt wish granted. Click here to find out more and register for the event.
Chili’s Clip for Kids
Sunday, May 20 @ Fourth Street Live! 2PM
For kids fighting cancer, losing their hair is just one part of their journey. Now you can join the fight, too. Chili’s Clip for Kids challenges you to raise funds in return for clipping, trimming or shaving your hair in solidarity with kids fighting cancer in our community. Every dollar raised goes directly to cancer care right here at home! Click here for more information.
Project Pet – The Animal Care Society
Thursday, May 24 @ Pinot’s Palette 7PM
Paint your pet at Pinot’s Palette! 20% of seats sold for our May Project Pet will go to The Animal Care Society. Must be 21+ to attend. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 9th, so make sure to purchase your seat before then!
There are bounds of new charity events every month so be sure to check back for more opportunities to have fun and help your community!