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LUDWIG AND GOLF: Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K Run or Walk at Brunswick Forest. Scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, it's a perfect tune-up race for late winter and early spring marathons and half marathons. Individual and four-person team categories are available. The race features inside bathrooms and locker rooms, a post-race party with adult beverages, food, vendors and exhibitors, plus costume awards category for participants wearing Beethoven wigs, carrying musical instruments, or just wearing the costume of their choice. Register online.

ANNUAL EVENT PLANNED FOR APRIL: Work on Wilmington is sponsored by the Wilmington Chamber Foundation and carried out by the Leadership Wilmington program to bring together local businesses and volunteers to improve our community. Thousands of volunteers are assigned to various projects throughout the city, and spend the morning painting, planting, fixing, refurbishing, and cleaning area nonprofits and schools. Nonprofits, local governmental organizations and schools in New Hanover County can request to have a project done by submitting an online application. Work on Wilmington organizers are also seeking area businesses and individuals to donate to this event. For more information, go online or call Faye at (910) 762-2611, ext. 211.

FILL THE BOOT FUNDRAISER: New Hanover County Fire Rescue will be raising money to benefit children and adults affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases. Firefighters will be stationed at intersections near county fire stations Nov. 16-18 from 8am to 5pm to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). NHC Fire Rescue has raised more than $300,000 in the past 10 years for MDA during the Fill the Boot Campaign, ranking the department #1 in the state for fundraising.

GENX EXPOSURE STUDY: The NC State Center for Human Health and the Environment is conducting a GenX Exposure Study to assess current exposure to GenX and related chemicals in people living in the Lower Cape Fear River Basin. They are looking for the following: People who have lived in New Hanover County for the past 12 months; Age 6 or older; Men and non-pregnant females; Willing to provide blood, urine, and questionnaire information; Primary drinking water source in your home is provided by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. They plan to enroll 400 participants and participation involves: Completing a brief questionnaire; Blood and urine sample collection; Height and weight measurement; and collection of a drinking water sample from participant’s homes. Please call (855) 854-2641 if you would like to participate.