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August 18, 2009
Komen events are in the works around town

The Sacramento Valley affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will really be feeling the love in the next few weeks. That's because there are several fundraisers skedded to raise awareness - just ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Here's what we know:

  • Monarchs Breast Health Awareness Night - Saturday at Arco Arena:
  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; tip-off against the Washington Mystics is at 7 p.m. There will be a special Komen information table set up with a free gift. Ticket prices range from $10 to $26.50 and can be purchased by clicking here. Survivors are invited to register for the pregrame reception. Space is limited to the first 100 RSVPs, so ticket purchase and pre-registration is required. Call (916) 928-8120 for more info.
  • Swabbies on the River
  • (5871 Garden Highway) is gearing up for an event called "Kindness Rocks," a benefit concert from 5 to 9 p.m Saturday for the local Komen affiliate. This is a live rock and R&B party with plenty of music, raffle prizes, a silent auction and, oh my, those incredible Swabbies tacos! The restaurant plans to donate $1 for every meal purchased, and the Wild, Wild West band is also kicking in for the benefit. Children under 10 get in free. Click here for more information.
  • Massage Envy
  • (4383 Arden Way) is hooking up with other Massage Envy locations for an event called "Massage for the Cure." It's set for 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (hours may vary) Sept. 15. Need some of the kinks worked out? The fundraiser will offer one-hour therapeutic massages for $35 - with $10 from each massage donated to the local Komen affiliate. Appointments will be accepted by phone - (916) 971-ENVY (871-3689) - in person or online -

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