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Silent auction and raffle to celebrate successes of prematurely-born children at the Preemies Today 4th Annual Celebration and Silent Auction. Inova Fairfax Hospital is hosting the event Saturday, June 9, 3-6 p.m. at Inova Fairfax Hospital inside of the Physician’s Conference Center, 3800 Gallows Road, Falls Church. For more information visit www.preemies today.org or call 703-552-0163.
Sunrise Valley Elementary School’s seventh annual Make a Wish 5K run/walk is Saturday, June 9. This event is Sunrise Valley’s biggest charity event of the year, and raises funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Each wish costs about $7,500. The Sunrise Valley community, for the past six years, has been able to contribute to making a wish come true. Register at www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1434277.
The American Diabetes Association will be hosting its annual Tour de Cure on Sunday, June 10, at Reston Town Center. The fund-raiser brings together 800 cyclists and volunteers in the greater Washington D.C. area. Riders travel on the W&OD trail across Fairfax and Loudoun Counties on 100-, 63-, 32- or 12-mile routes to raise money for diabetes advocacy, medical research, and awareness. Visit http://diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).