Old Newsboys to partner with Genesee County Fair

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint are partnering with the Genesee County Fair to encourage family fun for a good cause. The Genesee County Fair, running Aug. 15–21, have made available their Genesee County Fun Fair Pass which provides admission to the Fair all week and premium seating to all Grand Stand shows for $20, and all-week parking for $15 with a portion of every ticket sold through the Old Newsboys office to be donated back to the organization. Tickets are available at the Old Newsboys Office at 6255 Taylor Dr., Flint — or by calling 810- 744-1840.

Over the last 87 years the Old Newsboys organization has put presents under the tree for over 765,000 children across Genesee County. In 2010 alone, 5,653 children received gifts from the Old Newsboys. Each box provides warm clothing, socks and underwear, gloves and a stocking cap, dental hygiene products, and a toy to an at-risk child. The program is funded entirely through the annual paper sale, donations, and fundraisers like this one. — G.G.

Genesee County Health Department to hold 5th Public Health Week

FLINT — The Genesee County Health Department will be hosting its 5th Annual Public Health Week Conference on April 5 at the Riverfront Center in Flint. The conference is entitled “Healthy Places, Healthy People”.

The evidence is clear, where you live impacts your health. The goal of the conference is to provide information regarding place and health, to share information regarding the health challenges in Genesee County that have resulted from the economic crisis, to discuss strategies for improving healthy eating, active living and preventing youth violence, to examine the link between education and the social determinants of health, and to inspire conference participants in the process.

The cost to attend is $40 if participants register by March 25 and includes meals and all conference materials. On-site registration will be available for $50. Registration and conference materials can be found at Professional and student scholarships are also available for the conference. — G.G.

Genesys offers help for new breastfeeding moms

GENESEE COUNTY — The Family Birthing Center of Genesys now offers help for moms who need guidance with breastfeeding. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding begins, and sometimes new moms need assistance as they begin breastfeeding their baby. Women can turn to Genesys and its outpatient breastfeeding clinic for assistance, resources and support. A pediatrician — Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys; and a lactation consultant staff the clinic.

Mothers can find help for the following at the Genesys outpatient breastfeeding clinic: poor latch, insufficient milk supply, engorgement, painful breastfeeding, poor weight gain, prematurity, cleft palate, Down Syndrome and tongue-tie.

The clinic at Genesys is one of the first physician-led clinics in Michigan.

Mothers can make their own appointments or request a referral from their family physician.

Details: Call 810-606-5898. — G.G.

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