The Merrillville Education Foundation (MEF) will hold its third annual Walk-a-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, October 12. Participants in the “Better Health, Better Minds” event will walk to raise funds for MEF teacher grants. The walk kicks off at 9 a.m., but registration begins at 8 a.m. The event will be held at the soccer/track and field area of the Merrillville High School campus, 276 East 68th Place. In case of rain, participants will walk in Merrillville High School Field House. Minimum participation donation is $10 for ages 5 and up; families can participate as a group for a single fee of $30. One hundred percent of the donations benefit the schools. For more information or to download registration forms, visit: MerrillvilleEducationFoundation.org.