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Good causes to consider in coming weeks

Sept. 25 – “Pat‘s Pavement Pounder” is a walk to benefit childhood cancer research taking place from 1 to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at Fayetteville-Manlius High School track in Manlius. This is the last year for the event, held in memory of Patrick Cole, a freshman who died from rhabdomyosarcoma. Details: www.patspavementpounder.org

Oct. 2 – “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” benefitting the American Cancer Society, takes place at 10 a.m. in Syracuse‘s Clinton Square. Details: makingstrides.acsevents.org

Oct. 12 to 15 – The American Cancer Society‘s Cancer Prevention Study 3 takes registrations at Upstate University Hospital and YMCA locations throughout the Syracuse area. Open to men and women ages 30 to 64 who have never received a diagnosis of cancer. Sign up: www.cps3syracuse.com

Oct. 15 – “Step-Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes,” at 10 a.m. at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, benefits the American Diabetes Association. Details: 1-888-342-2383, extension 3665.

Oct. 16 – “March for Babies,” a 3-mile walk starting at 11 a.m. at Onondaga Community College, benefits the March of Dimes. Details: www.marchforbabies.org

Oct. 23 – “A Run for Their Life,” featuring a 15K run, a 5K run and 5K walk, raises money for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. It takes place at Syracuse University‘s Manley Field House and Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. Details: www.findacurecny.org

Nov. 1 – “National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil” takes place at 6 p.m. outside of Upstate University Hospital‘s main entrance.