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Get healthier and help a good cause at several events this weekend

This is a busy weekend for those looking to stay healthier and help out a good cause.

Here's a snapshot of some of the offerings:


Walk to End Alzheimer’s: On-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m., ceremony gets underway at 10 a.m. and walk starts about 10:15 at the balloon arch near the Buffalo Zoo in Delaware Park. Buffalo Bills alumni and food trucks also will be on hand.

Guided Erie County Park Walks: 9 a.m. registration, walks begin at 9:30 a.m., Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, Orchard Park. Free health screenings and resources.

Change Our Minds: 10 a.m., Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport. Mental health summit aims to bring awareness, teach individuals how to handle difficulties with compassion and respect, and shed some light on how to respect our own health and others. $15. Registrations are still being accepted at, or by calling (716) 433-3780.

Kidneys and You: Talk on preventing decline in kidney function, noon, West Seneca Library, 1300 Union Road. Free. RSVP at (585) 598-3963, Ext. 31.


Walk Along for Lupus: 9:30 a.m., Yellow Lot/Regal Cinema entrance, Walden Galleria Mall, Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga. Minimum to walk is $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and under 5 free. Visit to register a team or individual or register before the walk starting at 8 a.m.

The Niagara Celtic Festival  5K race: To benefit the Newfane Women’s Lacrosse Club, 11 Krull Park, along East Lake Road (Route 18), Olcott. Registration runs $30 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. beforehand and the cost includes two day passes to the festival and two beverage tickets. Live music, workshops, demonstrations, Celtic College classes, rugby games and the Highland Games are part of the festival fun from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit


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