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5K will benefit woman fighting HPV cancer

NEW PORT RICHEY

5K will benefit woman fighting HPV cancer

A charity 5K event for Kellie Hicks-Aguilera, a 46-year-old woman battling HPV cancer for the second time, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Gulf High School. The event is being organized by her daughter, Ashley Aguilera, to raise awareness of HPV cancer around the community and to collect money for her mother's treatment. "People can walk or run to support the cause," Ashley Aguilera said. "I'm organizing this event to raise enough funds for my mother's treatments during this hard time, and we'll hopefully also make people more aware of this disease." The entry fee is $25. Participants can preregister at www.cureforkellie.com or walk up the day of the race for $30. For information, call (386) 872-0669 or email ashley [email protected]

NEW PORT RICHEY

Writer to address Historical Society

Gail Diederich, a staff writer and Hometown Pasco coordinator for the Tampa Bay Times, will speak to the West Pasco Historical Society at 1 p.m. Nov. 10. Diederich will discuss the items in a person's life that "may hold little value, yet they represent a time, a culture, a society or economic era long past but historically significant." In her case, those items include a pair of knitting needles fashioned in 1899 by her grandfather from steel umbrella ribs as well as a pair of mittens her grandmother made with those needles. People are welcome to bring their own such items for discussion. The society meets at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Museum at 6431 Circle Blvd., between Orange Lake and Sims Park. For information contact Dan Callaghan, (727) 372-1742.

DADE CITY

Military, vets can get free carwash

EZ Clean Car Wash will give away a free exterior car wash to all veterans and military service personnel on Nov. 12, the day after Veterans Day, to thank them for their service. EZ Clean Car Wash has two east Pasco locations: 13010 U.S. 301 in Dade City, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Express Wash at 5542 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills, which is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information call (352) 567-9494 or visit www.ezcleanwash.com.

COUNTYWIDE

Thrift shops need your donations

Gulfside Regional Hospice seeks donations of gently used items for its thrift shops. Drop off donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at any of the shop locations: 37925 Sky Ridge Circle in Dade City, (813)782-7200; 12154 U.S. 19 in Bayonet Point, (727) 861-4900; 21780 State Road 54 in Lutz, (813) 909-0485; 36524 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, (813) 788-5461. The New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe is temporarily closed. All proceeds from sales at the shops provide care for uninsured patients and support Gulfside's centers.

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