July 30

Hope Street Kids: Family Night at the Zoo

An after hours event at the Zoo in memory of Caroline Pryce Walker and benefiting pediatric cancer treatment and research, begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $50 to $100, $1,000 sponsorships

Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,

4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell

Contact: 301-718-0042, HopeStreetKids.org

August 5

Nellie's Catwalk for Kids

The annual fashion show celebrates its fifth anniversary and raises money and awareness for those affected by pediatric cancer.

Price: $25

Location: Griffin Student Center, 11216 Sunbury Rd., Columbus

Contact: 614-546-8151, CatWalk4Kids.com

August 13

American Cancer Society: Cattle Baron's Ball

A Western-themed evening of live entertainment, gourmet dining, dancing, gaming and live and silent auctions; begins at 7 p.m.

Price: $200, $2,500 table

Location: Ohio Historical Village, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus

Contact: 888-227-6446 ext. 3900, ColumbusCattleBaronsBall.org

August 19-21

Pelotonia

A bike tour through Central and Southeast Ohio, benefiting cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Location: Starting at Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd., Campus

Contact: 614-221-6100, Pelotonia.org

August 25

Homeless Families Foundation: 25 Years of Bringing Hope Home

An evening to celebrate the support and shelter the Foundation has provided to homeless families in Columbus for the last 25 years; begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $100

Location: Dowd Center, 33 North Grubb St., Columbus

Contact: 614-743-0104, HomelessFamiliesFoundation.org

August 27

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Up on the Roof

The black tie Gala event will celebrate its 18th year, benefiting cancer research and a new building set to open in 2014. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $200-$800

Location: Ohio Union,

1739 N. High Street, Ohio State University Campus

Contact: 614-293-3744, Cancer.OSU.edu Cancer.OSU.edu

September 16

Franklin Park Conservatory: From Field to Table

Appetizers, cocktails and dinner provided by Central Ohio chefs. Proceeds benefit the education programs at the Conservatory; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $300

Location: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side

Contact: 614-645-5569, FPConservatory.com