Charity news and happenings across the East End

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25th Annual ARF Dog Walk

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host its annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk at Mulford Farm in East Hampton on Saturday, October 6. The walk is a fun, family event that promotes responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF from 9 AM to 12 PM, presented by the Corcoran Group.

Mutts, purebreds, and pedigrees are invited to take the two-mile charity walk to the ocean and back to help the animals at the ARF Adoption Center. The morning includes free refreshments, a free T-shirt (artwork by Isaac Mizrahi), free ARF tote bag, free nail clippings for dogs, contests, a dog agility course, and music by noted Hamptons folksinger Sandy Rapp.

Pre-registration starts at $30, and day of the event, it’s $40. Children 13 and under walk free with a registered adult. Visit www.arfhamptons.org.

Wines & Canines

The Kent Animal Shelter presents the Wines & Canines Run/Walk on Sunday, October 7, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. There will be auctions, prizes, food and wine, pets for adoption, and more. The cost is $30 per person. Tickets are available at www.kentanimalshelter.com.

Shelter Island 5K

The 19th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 11 AM. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital, and Lucia’s Angels.

All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. The beautiful and scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with stunning fall foliage and finishes along the beautiful Crescent Beach.

Visit www.shelterislandrun.com for more info.

Pet Philanthropy Circle

Pet Philanthropy Circle presents its Pet Hero Awards sixth anniversary ceremony on Friday, October 19, at Gotham Hall in New York City. Join honorary chair Naomi Judd along with co-hosts David Frei and Jewel Morris. Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin will be receiving the Inaugural Humanitarian Family of the Year Award for their tireless commitment to saving animals across the globe.

The Pet Hero Awards showcase outstanding contributions, inspiring everyone to become involved in defending the rights of animals. Visit www.petcircle.org/tickets.

Girls Night Out

Gurney’s in Montauk presents its annual Girls Night Out benefit on November 16. The event benefits The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. Enjoy wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, spa pampering, dancing, psychic readings, and more. Tickets start at $45. Visit www.gurneysresorts.com.