In brief

Luigi’s All-You-Can-Eat Pizza & Salad fundraiser

BURTON — What a great way to help Adults Read For Free, by purchasing a ticket and coming out to eat pizza, salad and pop. Adults are $10, kids only $7. Kids 3 and under Free!! Tickets sold at the door at event, ONLY if you send a check payable to GCLC, c/o 2145 E. Williamson, Burton, MI 48529 (please write in memo line-number of adult/child tickets).

We will have a Silent Auction of signed celebrity books and other items! The Genesee County Literacy Coalition board members and volunteers will be assisting at this event. Please inquire about joining our board or becoming a tutor.

Details: Call 810-919-5078 or e-mail aileen. m. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet March 13 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Featured speaker: Dr. Susumu Inoue, Pediatric-Oncology Specialist, Hurley Medical Center.

The topic: “Difference in the Outcome for Adolescents and Young Adults with Leukemia and Cancer Treated by Pediatric vs. Medical Oncologists.” Meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Frank Friedman at 810- 232-8233 or Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762- 8226. March is Kidney Health & Kidney Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. — G.G.

Boy injured in mowing accident to host fundraiser

METAMORA — Archer Granger, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 2011 Michigan State Champion, will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and Hurley Children’s Hospital.

The event is Feb. 24 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Metamora BP in Metamora (on M24 North of Dryden Road). For a minimum $1 donation, there is a choice of a hot cup of coffee or cocoa and a delicious baked good. There will also be CMNH rubber bracelets for $1, and a “Miracle Maker” instant prize drawing.

Proceeds from this fundraiser go straight to CMNH at Hurley, so all the money we make here, stays here, helping kids in our community! This event is being held in conjunction with the 102.5 WIOG “Cares for Kids” Radiothon, which will air on Feb. 23-24, and also benefits CMNH at Hurley.

R & R Double Take, local country artists, will be performing from 12-1 p.m. Richard and Robert Fay are supporters of CMNH.

In August, 2009, Archer Granger was run over by an industrial zero-turn lawnmower. He was airlifted to Hurley Medical Center, where he was treated for serious, life-threatening injuries to his legs and feet.

Today, Archer is a happy, healthy 7-year-old that runs and jumps like any other boy … on his own two feet. — G.G.

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