MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Some area organizations are coming together to host events to benefit relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew and for breast cancer awareness.
Carolina Forest High School Hurricane Matthew Relief
Carolina Forest High School students will partner with the U.S. 501 West Olive Garden for a school-wide canned and boxed food drive to benefit local neighborhoods in need as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The food drive is sponsored by the school's International Thespian Society Troupe 5964, which typically sends students out into neighborhoods every year at this time for its annual "Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat" food drive.
"There are so many families who have lost all the food they had in their freezers and refrigerators because of widespread power outage," said CFHS senior Calla Hickey, the group's vice president. "We know it's hard to replace those things right away, especially when you have other damages and things to take care of. So we thought this would be a big help."
To support their efforts and add a school-wide challenge, Olive Garden manager Bentley Thurlow is offering a catered lunch to the second block classroom with the biggest canned and boxed food pyramid.
Community members who want to contribute to the school's food drive may bring their non-perishable canned and boxed items either to the school itself at 700 Gardner Lacy Road, or to the West Myrtle Beach Olive Garden located at 73 Rodeo Drive off of U.S. 501 in Myrtle Beach before Oct. 31.
Bras Across the Water
All proceeds from the event, hosted by the Freedom Boat Club and Team Freedom, will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The fundraiser will be held at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, kicking off the weekend with the "Hooker Party" on Friday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is about "hooking" together the thousands of donated bras and decorating them.
Then, attendees will put the bras on over their clothing and parade down the Marshwalk to the Wicked Tuna. There, two will be awarded Mr. and Mrs. Bras Across the Water.
The actual Bras Across the Water ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment and the shrimp and grits cook-off contest that will consists of the at least eight restaurants along the Marshwalk. Raffles, local vendors and other activities will be there for enjoyment.
Organizers hope to collect more than 2,000 bras for the event.
The day at the Marshwalk will end with a Pink Party sponsored by Ciroc Mango. Attendees are encouraged to dress pink for a chance to win prizes. The event is from 4 to 9 p.m.
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