Circle of Care will hold its Duende Gala on Saturday, Sept. 15, at L’Escale, 500 Steamboat Road, in Greenwich. Duende is defined as a quality of passion and inspiration.

“We chose September for our Duende Gala to help recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and celebrate the friends, volunteers and generous donors who support our courageous Circle of Care families,” a statement from the charity said.

Circle of Care provides emotional and financial support to families faced with a diagnosis of childhood cancer. Information is available at thecircleofcare.org.

More information on the fund-raising event that will offer dinner, live music and entertainment may be found at https://bit.ly/2LKzZkk.

Circle of Care will also hold its annual 5K run on Sunday, Sept. 23. Registration is open for the event that takes runners and walkers through the heart of Wilton Center. A children’s fun run begins at 8, with the 5K start at 8:30. There are cash prizes for the top three men and women finishers. Registration information is available at https://bit.ly/2ouxxoV.

Sponsorship information is available by emailing tammi.small@thecircleofcare.org.