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Warm Hearts, Chili Food
Charity Campaign Starts at NIH, Oct. 16

"It All Comes Back to You" is the theme of the 1997 NIH Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. in front of Bldg. 1 (in case of rain, Wilson Hall). Featured on the agenda is chili, traditional jazz music and lots of fun. The Clinical Center will be the host of this season's CFC campaign.

This year, more than 2,500 voluntary agencies will participate in the CFC. NIH keyworkers will be distributing the CFC Catalog of Caring, which lists the many charities to which NIH'ers may designate their contribution.

One of the highlights of this year's kick-off will be the R&W chili cook-off for the CFC. All NIH'ers wishing to enter the cook-off should bring their chili to the front of Bldg. 1 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. The chili judging will take place at high noon. Categories for the judging will be "best," "most original" and "hottest." Hard Times Cafe will also be on hand to sell its trademark chili from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for about $4 (don't even think about buying some to enter in the cook-off!) In case of rain, the cook-off will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, during the same hours, on the patio of Bldg. 31A. For more information about the cook-off, contact the R&W in Bldg. 31A.

CFC kick-off raffle prizes will include: two tickets to the Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams game (Nov. 30); dinner for two at the Capitol City Brewing Co. restaurant in Bethesda. In addition, there will be many other great raffle prizes.

Music is by the Federal Focus Jazz Band. There will be a special appearance by Dr. Bear, the mascot of Children's Hospital, and representatives from many of the CFC charities will also be on hand.

Support the CFC and continue the spirit of giving..."It All Comes Back to You."

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