How Richmond residents can virtually support children in need

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RICHMOND, Virginia – A walk for the kids, a fundraiser for a beloved singer from Richmond and a fiddler event are all planned for the coming days in Richmond.

Members of the community have the opportunity to support children by participating in the annual Walk for Kids, officially Four Miles for Kids. This year’s event is virtual, so you can walk, stroll or ride from anywhere and it’s open to everyone.

This event is a fundraiser for the Richmond Children’s Hospital at VCU, serving the most critical needs of children.

“And I just think the fact that you know the Richmond Children’s Hospital at VCU is so unique that it doesn’t push anyone away, you know a patient, a family coming through the doors, we’re going to find a way to help them, ”said Vaughan Clark, the special events coordinator.

You can register for the Walk for the Kids in advance or on the day of the walk, it’s September 25, details can be found by visiting their website.

A fundraiser for a beloved R&B singer from Richmond is sponsored by his local community.

Carlton Blount, member of legendary R&B group The Main Ingredient, has sung numerous serenades over the years. He performed with The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Michael Bolton, the late Grover Washington Jr., at 2sd Street festival and in many cities near and far.

Blount was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He suffered a stroke and struggles with other health issues as well. Driving fundraising is helping with medical bills and other expenses. The event will take place on Sunday, September 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Second Baptist Church on Idlewood Avenue.

For donations and more information, you can contact Russell Bennett at 804-334-1257.

Dogwood Dell will come back to life this weekend at the Richmond International Fiddler’s Convention. The event is Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. with workshops, concerts and dancing. It’s free and masks are encouraged.


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