Clerk of Circuit Court and County Comptroller Roger Eaton and his staff raised nearly $5,000 to help local causes. The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies Center received $2,311.97 in honor of October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and $2,311.97 was donated to the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic's Mammogram Program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a statement, Eaton thanked "all who stepped up and helped us exceed our goals. What a great success." The Clerk's Office staff raised funds throughout October with multiple fundraising activities which involved selling candy bars, pink and purple ribbons, raffle tickets for gift baskets, and a Quarter Auction at Beef O'Brady's in Punta Gorda. Clerk Eaton presented the donations during a ceremony at the Charlotte County Justice Center.