Amy Verkamp, 16, who has cerebral palsy, right, laughs as she helps brush miniature horse D'Lyte at Mello Memories during a session with her occupational therapist Katie Hastings, center, and Mello Memories owner Ginny Mills Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Verkamp has been using the horses in therapy since the beginning of the summer and it has been helping her progress. "The horses are just so motivating for Amy and she works so hard to interact with them and help them," Hastings said. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette


Stand Up to Cancer - Chico's donates $10 from the sale of every Leopard Print Scarf to Stand Up To Cancer through Oct. 31, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1605 Briargate Parkway, Suite 115; 590-1578,

Pikes Peak Busts - Through Oct. 31, art event to benefit Breast Cancer Fund of the University of Colorado Foundation, Boulder Street Gallery and Framing, 206 N. Tejon St.; 636-9358,,,

Breast Cancer Awareness - $1 donated for every Spice Tuna or California Roll sold through Oct. 31, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 1725 Briargate Parkway; 593-8580;

Booze for Boobs - Crawl for a Cause - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, to benefit Susan G. Komen of Southeastern Colorado, three venues. Registration:

Potato Soup Supper - 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, to benefit Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum, Pikes Peak Community Club, 
11122 U.S. 24, Divide; 686-7512,

Monte Carlo Benefit Night - 
7-11 p.m. Friday, to benefit Home Front Cares and St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 9993, St. Patrick's Parish, 6455 Brook Park Drive. Registration: 590-4971,

Cat-on-Tap - 6-8 p.m. Saturday, to benefit Catamount Institute, Gold Hill Mesa, 142 Raven Mine Drive. Reservations: 471-0910, ext. 108,

American Girl Fashion Show - 
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 26, to benefit Kidpower of Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. Reservations: 590-8819,

Craft Notion Sale -9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 30 and 31, to benefit the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave.; 387-6000,

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Breakfast of Champions - Speaker Venus Williams, 7-9 a.m. Nov. 4, benefits Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation, Broadmoor International Center, 1 Lake Ave. Reservations: 344-6605,

Raising Diabetes Awareness Dinner and Silent Auction - 6-8 p.m. Nov. 6, benefits Diabetes Community Center, Briarhurst Manor Estate, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Reservations by Nov. 3: 473-7808,

Fun Fair - 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7, benefits the Assistance League, 
Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 
6 S. 33rd St. Reservations for lunch and style show by Friday: Jackie, 597-2675.

Wine Tasting and Gourmet Food Gala - 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, to benefit Colorado Springs Teen Court, Norris- Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road,. Reservations:

Special Kids Special Families Night of Comedy - Featuring Chris Fonseca, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8, DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Tickets: 447-8983, sksf,

Gospel Concert - 2 p.m. Nov. 9, to benefit the Colorado Prince Hall Foundation Scholarship Fund, Stargazers, 10 S. Parkside Drive; 

Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser - 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, benefits Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust, Norris-Penrose Events Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road; 447-9300, ext. 5;


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