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Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Experts to Discuss Ebola on Nov. 19 at MCC

 

The MCC Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a panel discussion on “Ebola: What You Should Know.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100.

 

Dr. Andy Wible, instructor of philosophy and Director of the Ethics Institute at Muskegon Community College, will serve as the moderator.

 

Panelists include:

 

  • Dr. Bruce Olson
    Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at Mercy Health in Muskegon
  • Rachel McDermott, RN
    Health System Educator at North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Papa N'Jai
    Instructor of Anthropology and Cultural Geography at Muskegon Community College
  • David Ogren
    Paramedic and MCC student

For more information, contact Andy Wible at (231) 777-0626.

 

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

The Gillette Nature Association invites the community to take part in this fun 5K run!

This fun 5K begins at 9:00am at the beach parking lot. The little Turkey Mile Trot starts at 10:30am in the Visitor Center.

“The Gillette Nature Association is a non-profit organization that promotes & sponsors interpretive activities & educational opportunities for the Muskegon & Ottawa county community surrounding the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.” All proceeds from this event will benefit the Gillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster State Park.

Visit: www.gillettenature.org to register.

Ryke’s Campaigns for Cancer Awareness

Ryke’s Campaigns for Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – at Ryke’s it’s CANCER awareness month and to honor that, Ryke’s Bakery . Catering . Café is encouraging everyone to “Eat Something Pink”! Ryke’s will then donate a portion of each PINK product sold to the Mercy Health Muskegon Johnson Family Cancer Center.

 

http://mercyhealthcancercare.com/jfcc

 

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Pedaling for Parkinson's in Muskegon

Generation Care is partnering with Hauenstein Center in presenting "Pedaling for Parkinson's on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon.

Registration is at 12 Noon and the ride begins at 1:00pm. A vendor fair will be on hand also. The organization is asking for a $20 minimum donation. Donations will support the Hauenstein Center in Grand Rapids and Parkinson's research on the benefits of high speed pedaling.

Join us in funding research to cure Parkinson's disease. Experience the physical benefits of pedaling along a non-competitive group bike ride along the beautiful trail along Muskegon Lake.

For more information or to register on line visit www.generationcare.org

 

 

 

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood

 

Lansing, MI (Sept. 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.

 

The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is free and available for download now in app stores.

 

A baby dies every three days in Michigan

A baby dies every three days in Michigan

 

A baby dies every three days in Michigan 
SIDS is the leading cause of deaths for babies less than one year of age.

Ottawa County –According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, a baby dies every three days in Michigan and these deaths are 100% preventable. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of deaths for babies less than one year of age. Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, proclaimed September as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan. 

 

“We are raising awareness about how we can keep our babies safe and healthy; 
because losing one baby to unsafe sleep is one baby too many!”
- Dawn Dotson, MIHP Supervisor at Ottawa County Department of Public Health

Sport Clips to offer haircuts to blood and platelet donors

Sport Clips to offer haircuts to blood and platelet donors

Lansing,Mich.The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.

“We are excited to team up with Sport Clips locations across the country for this national promotion in September,” said Todd Kulman, Communications Manager with the Great Lakes Blood Services Region. ”You can get a fresh new look for free – just for helping save lives through blood donation.”