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Fight Cancer at the Taphouse Wednesday
The UWO Cancer Awareness society holds a fundraising pub at the London Taphouse tonight.

Tickets are $10 and include line bypass and a raffle ticket to win prizes, including Raptors box seats, poker tables and more.

Tickets can be purchased by sending contact information and the number of tickets needed to or by calling 519-936-2364. Doors open at 9 p.m. and proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"Claire Neary

Pissed At Poverty
World University Service of Canada hosts the “Pissed at Poverty” benefit concert tomorrow at Salt Lounge.

The event is headlined by Crush Luther, with special guests Summerside, Terra Firma and With Vanity.

Proceeds go to subsidizing costs for students participating in the WUSC Overseas Volunteer Project. The project focuses on social development by sending a group of students to an impoverished village in Ecuador every year.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the all ages event. Tickets are $10 at the door.
"Dave Ward

It’s time to rethink the power of a dollar
Sam Burton, a third-year media and the public interest student, is launching a campaign to raise awareness about the potential for change every dollar holds.

Today, tomorrow, next Wednesday and next Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the North Campus Building, Burton is selling sets of three buttons for $10 and individual buttons for $2 that show what donations can buy. She said the campaign is more about awareness than fundraising.

Burton lived in an orphanage in Nepal for three months in the summer of 2005 under the umbrella organization Volunteer Services Nepal.

Proceeds from the sales go to another volunteer, Peter Beck, who was at a nearby Nepal orphanage when Burton was there.

“He is going back in June for seven months, so the goal is to take the funds we raise here and allocate them where needed.” Burton said.

She added all proceeds go directly to the kids.

More information can be found at the website
"Jennifer Davidson

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