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Religion calendar, Oct. 3, 2014

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Buddy Walk raises awareness, funds for those with Down syndrome

URBANA — For Urbana High School freshman Tiffany Hand, the annual Buddy Walk is the big event of the year.

It's like a big birthday party. It's what she looks forward to every year, says her dad, Bill Hand.

"This is her day," he said. "All the kids with Down syndrome, it's their day."

Urbana firefighters raise money to fight breast cancer

URBANA — On-duty Urbana firefighters will once again wear pink shirts during October to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer.

Oktoberfest coming back in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — C-U Oktoberfest, a music, dancing, beer and food festival to benefit Developmental Services Center and its work, is coming Oct. 11 to downtown Champaign.

Expo shows resources for those with disabilities

CHAMPAIGN — The eighth annual Disability Resource Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive.

Conference to discuss support groups

URBANA — The Family Service Self Help Center will hold a biennial conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Carle Foundation Hospital Forum.

Open house planned for 125th anniversary for Salvation Army

CHAMPAIGN — The Salvation Army of Champaign County is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an open house set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at its Red Shield Center, 2212 N. Market St.

PACE to hold low vision fair

CHAMPAIGN — Here's a chance to learn more about low vision.

PACE, which serves people with disabilities, will hold a low vision fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave..

Club helping DSC buy new software

CHAMPAIGN — Rotary Clubs are helping Developmental Services Center, Champaign, buy $5,150 worth of new software that translates words into pictures to help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities better communicate.

Sessions to offer information on help with Medicare premiums, prescriptions

CHAMPAIGN — Attention local seniors: You could be missing out on two financial help programs that cover the cost of Medicare premiums and lend a hand with prescription drug costs, according to two local organizations.