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More than 2,230 have pre-enrolled with the Flint Registry!

FLINT — The Flint Registry now has more than 2,230 pre-enrollees.

The goal of the Flint Registry is to identify individuals exposed to the Flint water crisis and connect them to resources aimed at minimizing the effects of lead on their health and development while promoting wellness and recovery. Individuals can pre-enroll now, and the official Registry enrollment will begin later this fall.

The Flint Registry outreach team has been working with many community partners over the summer to gather feedback and to share information about the Registry.

“It is important that people who have been exposed to the Flint water crisis have the opportunity to get connected, supported and counted,” said Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, associate professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. “We are also collecting information that will allow us to advocate for additional services and resources that are needed in the Flint community.”

“Flint Registry pre-enrollment is a quick and easy process,” said Janée Rankin, director of community engagement at Greater Flint Health Coalition. “More than 2,000 people have done so thus far, but there are at least 100,000 more to go. We’ll meet you where you are to make sure you get connected, share your story, and go all in for Flint.” — G.G.

Financial Plus to donate $1,000 to McKennassquad Beauty Bar

FLINT — Financial Plus Credit Union will donate $1,000 to McKennassquad Beauty Bar for being the winner of their “Christmas in July” Social Media Contest.

The nomination come from Aimee Wallrath, resulting in a $1,000 donation to her favorite charity. The contest ran through the month of July on the Financial Plus Facebook page encouraging followers to nominate their favorite charities. The top 5 nominations were chosen by Financial Plus and voted on by followers.

McKennassquad Beauty Bar was created by 11-year old McKenna, for Children’s Hospital of Michigan patients. During her two year fight against bone cancer, McKenna developed a dream to use makeup as a way to give confidence to children struggling through illness. Her infectious smile and amazing attitude has inspired so many. The first beauty bar opened up at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan on June 22, with another beauty bar scheduled to be placed in Hurley Medical Center.

“We are proud to award such a deserving charity $1,000 in helping children going through cancer treatment feel beautiful. We had numerous worthy nominations and choosing a top 5 was not an easy task. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry and those who voted and participated” said Olga Long, Senior Vice President.

Details: Call 810-244-2507. — G.G.


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