The Fifth Annual Cupcakes for a Cause ™ event will be held Oct. 15-21 which benefits CancerCare for Kids ®.
You can visit the Cupcakes website, create your own virtual e-card, and send to a friend to help spread the word. (Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). The site is cupcakesforacause.org.
In unrelated cancer news, lung cancer kills more African-Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives than any other cancer, according to the American Lung Association. Influenza/pneumonia is disproportionately high among American Indians, Chinese American males, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities.
In unrelated event news, a “Dora The Explorer” exhibit has attracted visitors to the San Antonio, TX Botanical Garden, according to a recent article in the Dallas News. The exhibit has proven popular with kids, the article stated.
“Opening weekend brought more than 11,000 visitors to the garden on days that generally pull in several hundred,” said writer Kathryn Straach (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/travel/thisweek/stories/DN-dora_0923tra.ART.State.Edition1.193fb7a.html). “The exhibit, set in the formal garden section of the 33-acre site, features seven interactive stations with bilingual signage to duplicate the television series’ goals of engaging children in the learning process.”
“Dora the Explorer” is broadcast all over the world, teaching the majority of her viewers English rather than Spanish. (Source: Dallas News).
The Dora and Diego characters will return with live entertainment on Family Days.
“Even without the presence of the stars, the exhibit is enough to keep small children enthralled,” wrote Straach. “Playful signs and characters can be found throughout the exhibit explaining activities and providing information in English and Spanish.”
“Ask them what they see, hear, and feel,” one sign instructs.
“Dora and Diego’s Garden Adventure” is at the Garden at 555 Funston Place through Feb. 17th and hours are 9-5 daily. Family Days are Oct. 6th and 21st, Nov. 3rd, Dec. 1st, Jan. 19th, and Feb. 9th. Admision is $6 for adults and $3 for ages 3-13.
For more information, call 210-829-5100.
In unrelated travel news, Embassy Suites Hotels is having a contest for the best Do Not Disturb signs to hang on hotel room doorknobs.
Through Oct. 31st the Hilton Hotels Corporation-owned hotel brand is asking customers to come up with an alternative to its current door hangers that say “There’s a good reason for you not to knock right now,” states writer Suzanne Marta (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/casual/stories/DN-p2disturb_16bus.State.Edition1.50be4a.html).
To enter, go to embassysuites.com and choose from four design templates and 27 photos to create your own slogan.