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News Release: CADCA Recognizes Muskegon Community Health Project staff for Drug Prevention Advocacy


Washington, D.C. – The Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) recently recognized Laura Fitzpatrick, Program Manager at Mercy Health Partners’ Muskegon Community Health Project, for her advocacy efforts on behalf of the Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County.

“We were thrilled to be able to recognize Laura, a true champion for the substance abuse prevention field.

Muskegon Heights club hosting benefit to raise AIDS awareness

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich.—A Muskegon Heights club is opening its doors to help raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. 

Club Mo’z is holding Snowball on Friday, February 25.  Visitors who pay $5 admission can enjoy appetizers, a silent auction and club music spun by DJ Kate.  There will also be photo booths, informational exhibits and male and female illusionists.

All of the proceeds will go directly to Muskegon Coalitions for HIV/AIDS Awareness.

Club Mo’z is located at 80 E. Seaway Drive in Muskegon Heights. For more event information, contact Phil at (616) 970-0895.

Donation will help hundreds of youth enjoy outdoor sports

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)—At risk youth will have a chance to learn winter sports, thanks to a new donation to the Muskegon Sports Council.

The money is coming from the James A. and Leora J. Schillaci Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.  The gift will pay for up to 50 percent of the cost for field trips to learn Cross County skiing, luging, ice skating and snowshoeing.  The field trips will take place Monday through Friday at the Muskegon Luge and Outdoor Sports Complex, located in Muskegon State Park.

The Muskegon Sports Council expects to serve up to 300 children and teenagers with the donation.  Those who may eligible for the assistance can find out more by visiting http://www.msports.org/school-groups/.

Drive-thru flu shot clinic Oct 12


Muskegon, MI – Public Health will partner with Mercy Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Terrace Plaza to hold a drive-thru flu shot clinic. The event runs from 5:30 until 7:00 pm and takes place at Terrace Plaza, located at 316 Morris Avenue in downtown Muskegon. This event is for anyone who may have difficulty accessing traditional “walk-in” clinics. Nurses will meet recipients at their vehicle and give flu shots. VNS will provide flu shots for those with Medicare, while Public Health will assist those with Medicaid or who are paying out-of-pocket. Cost is $27.
New for the 2010-2011 flu season, vaccine experts are now recommending that everyone 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccination. This year’s vaccine will protect against the three most likely strains of flu to be circulating this winter, one of which is the influenza A 2009 H1N1 virus.