arkansas communities

20th Annual Race For The Cure

Oct 18, 2013

  Over 36-thousand people are expected to take part in the 20th annual Race for the Cure Saturday morning, in downtown Little Rock.

Those interested can still register beginning at 6:00 AM tomorrow, with the first race starting at 7:30.

The event raises money for breast cancer screenings, research and awareness. Mike Gavigan, Chairman for Race for the Cure, says perspective is important.

Arkansas Black Hall Of Fame To Honor Six Inductees

Oct 18, 2013
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation is honoring six inductees in its 21st annual ceremony.

The event will be held at the State House Convention Center Saturday with over 900 people are expected to attend.

Inductees included a professional athlete, recording artist, and engineer.

Chairman of the foundation, Charles Stewart says donations and proceeds go to other non profits in Arkansas, "working to improve education, youth development, health and wellness  in black and other underserved communities."

Walk Now For Autism Speaks

The annual Autism Speaks fundraiser begins at 8:30 Saturday morning with a walk-or-run 5k at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Over 2,000 people are expected to attend “Arkansas Walks Now” to support research and advocacy efforts.

Co-chair Dawn Itzkowitz says Arkansas receives grant funding from the walk.

Great Arkansas Cleanup Starts This Weekend

Sep 6, 2013
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission

The annual Great Arkansas Cleanup starts this weekend, and people from around the state will come together to clean up community areas.

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission is organizing volunteers from various groups, including boy scouts, girl scouts, neighborhood associations, and rotary clubs.

Over 800,000 pounds of litter was collected last year, with the help of over 11,000 volunteers from around the state.