2017-04-21 / Family


Shave your head, help cure cancer

Luxe Hair Salon, Studio and Spa will host the inaugural “805 Shaving for the Cure” head-shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., April 23 at 2944 Tapo Canyon Road, in the El Paseo Simi Plaza.

The event will have raffles, vendors and a children’s craft corner.

The foundation is a volunteer-run charity raising funding for research to find cures for childhood cancers and to support survivors.

What started as a challenge between three friends in 2000 has grown into the world’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Childhood cancer is the No. 1 disease killer of children in the United States.

Participants can donate, form a team to raise money, or stop by the salon that day to sign up, donate and shave.

For more information, call Julie Wienke at (805) 297- 9026 or Stephanie Barron at (805) 587-3713.

YMCA Gator Run returns April 30

The 11th annual Gator Run will be held at 7 a.m. Sun., April 30 at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.

The Gator Run includes a 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run as well as a health and fitness expo.

Participants in the 10K and 5K will be professionally timed. All runners will receive participation and category medals along with goody bags.

Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the programs of the Simi Valley Family YMCA.

Pre-race packet pickups will be Sat., April 29 at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

YMCA members receive a discount on run registration.

The Gator Run is the longest established running event in Simi Valley and is organized by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset. When the event originated in 2007, Gator Run was a part of the Cajun Music Festival but has since evolved into a standalone event.

For information or to register, go to www.gatorrun.org or email gatorrun@simiSunsetRotary.org or call (805) 338-9288.

Sellers wanted for parking lot sale

The Simi Valley United Methodist

Women will hold a “Trash to Treasure” Parking Lot Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 10 at the church, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley.

The sale will have crafts, art and garage sale items.

Sellers are wanted for $30 a space.

For more information, email sale.umw@yahoo.com.

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