A weekly listing of benefits and other special events.

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Oct. 15-21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

OCT 15 Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Noncompetitive 5-mile walk, walkers are urged to raise funds before the event. 8:30 a.m. (registration), 9 a.m. (walk), Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-741-8949 or www.cancer.org).

Union Gospel Mission auction and dinner

MON Dinner with silent and live auctions to benefit their Hope Place project. 6-10:30 p.m., El Gaucho, 2505 First Ave., Seattle; $250 (206-728-1337 or www.elgaucho.com).

Child Care Resources luncheon

TUE Fundraiser for their programs that help families find and access quality child care and improve early learning experiences for children. 11:30 a.m., Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; free, donations accepted (206-329-1011 or www.childcare.org).

Breast-cancer awareness luncheon

WED Benefit for Stevens Hospital oncology department. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lynnwood Conference Center, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $30 (425-640-4066 or www.stevenshealthcare.org).

Wyckoff dinner and awards ceremony

WED Benefit for the PROVAIL organization and their support of people with disabilities, preregistration required. 5:30 p.m., Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $40-$80 (206-826-1032 or www.provail.org).

Residence XII gala and auction

SAT Fundraiser for a treatment facility that helps women and their families. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $100 (425-605-4319 or www.residencexii.org/events.html).

Puget Sound Business Travel Association gala and auction

SAT Benefit for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. 6 p.m., Seattle Airport Hilton, 17620 International Blvd., SeaTac; $95 (253-835-2347 or www.psbta.org).

Asian Counseling and Referral Benefit dinner and auction

SAT Benefit for their programs that help the Asian-Pacific American community. 5:30-9 p.m., Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $100-$150 (206-695-7551 or www.acrs.org/auction/index.html).

Gift of Health gala

SAT Event funds the Group Health Community Foundation’s children and teens grants program. 6 p.m., Seattle Sheraton, 1400 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $150 (206-695-7551 or www.ghcfoundation.org).

Party at the mansion benefit

SAT DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) presents a retro-Hollywood style benefit for local HIV/AIDS organizations. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $125-$250 (206-763-8885 or www.diffa.org).

Calendar items can be faxed, 206-464-2239, mailed to Christopher Taylor, Benefits Calendar, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111, or e-mailed to benefitscalendar@seattletimes.com. Deadline is three weeks before publication.