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Acres of Love Fundraiser, Health Care Reform Debate & Pennies by the Inch 

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Small acts of compassion can return a hell of a dividend. Small donations at one fundraiser can benefit households of African orphans. Pennies can help Primary Children’s Medical Center provide health care to sick children. And a few hours with the Legislature’s Health System Reform Taskforce will go a long way to understanding policies that impact the public health of Utah.

Acres of Love & Mountains of Love Party Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 11

Mountains of Love is the Park City Chapter of Acres of Love, and the organizations are supporting the Bridges Forever Home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Acres of Love operates 22 homes there, which have taken in more than 100 African children made orphans by the AIDS epidemic. By taking part in the cocktail fundraiser, your $75 will go to benefit an Acres home, where six to 10 children live with adoptive parents as a new family. The fundraiser will include auctions, food, dancing and live entertainment.
Victory Ranch, 7865 N. Victory Ranch Drive, Kamas, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.,

Utah Health Care Reform Task Force
Wednesday, Sept. 15
If you want to see what happens when Obamacare and states’ rights collide, you won’t want to miss this legislative committee. Agenda items include Gov. Gary Herbert’s response to federal health-care reform as well as discussion of Utah’s own Health Exchange pilot program. There will also be a discussion on reducing health-care costs through prevention of prescription drug use and abuse in the state.
Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1032, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.,

Pennies by the Inch
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
The Primary Children’s Medical Center Foundation is calling on volunteers to ask their neighbors and go door to door seeking simple pennies for charity care of sick children. Last year, the charity hospital spent $14.3 million to care for 14,057 hospital visits from needy children who were treated regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
Primary Children’s Medical Center, 100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, 801-662-5965, Sept. 15-Oct. 15,

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