Hero & Zero: Gala for a cause & kitten overload

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By Nikki Silverstein

Hero: Breast cancer survivors will model the latest styles at the Breast Cancer Foundation’s Stepping Out To Celebrate Life annual gala next week. Though some of the models are currently battling the disease and undergoing treatment, they’ll sashay down the runway escorted by prominent physicians to raise funds for the foundation’s grants program. By distributing money to local nonprofit organizations, the program helps provide services for underserved populations living with breast cancer. Help support this worthy cause by attending the gala, which includes gourmet dining, a fashion show, live music, dancing and an auction. It takes place on Saturday, September 24 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall. For more information, call 415/455-5882.

Zero: Cardboard boxes housed 34 cats and kittens that were abandoned outside of the Marin Humane Society (MHS) during the middle of the night last week. It’s the fifth time in the last four years that a clandestine crew has dumped dozens of black and white “tuxedo” felines at the shelter along with a note asking that homes be found. Since the cats aren’t spayed or neutered, MHS believes they may come from a hoarding situation and wants to offer help to resolve the overbreeding. C’mon, the group deserting these charming creatures knows this shouldn’t continue and they need to come forward. In the meantime, you’ll be the cat’s meow if you adopt one of these captivating creatures. No adoption fees for adult cats through September.

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