In brief

Crisis talk scheduled for May 1

FLINT — Former NYC Police Detective Bill Paige is looking forward to his May 1 presentation in Flint that now includes appearances at two area high schools to talk with students about dealing with the crisis situations that many of them face on a daily basis.

Paige, who also has served as chaplain for the NFL Pro Bowl, is a certified trainer for “Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.” He has served 14 years as the associate chaplain at Children’s Village, working with emotionally disturbed young people.

With escalating crime and the number of murders at an all time high in Flint, Paige knows the kind of impact it is having on Flint area youth. He will share his experiences in dealing with crisis and its impact on a community, May 1, at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center.

The dinner featuring Paige is at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner has been graciously paid for by Young Life supporters so that guests may come free of charge. Reservations for the fundraiser must be made by calling 810-953-9130. Donations will be accepted at the dinner.

Paige is considered a gifted, passionate speaker whose broad appeal is anchored in a depth of life experience that includes 20 years of police and detective work in and around the New York City metropolitan area.

An ordained minister, Paige also will bring a wealth of valuable insight in the areas of emotional and behavioral problems among young people, Rossmaessler said. He currently serves as special assistant to the President of Young Life.

Details: Call 810-953-9130. — G.G.

Kidney Cancer support group

FLINT — The details for the May 23 Kidney Cancer Support Group meeting at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute are being finalized, but here are some important details. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. at GHCI ,302 Kensington Ave. off Robert T. Longway Blvd., two cancer survivors will come. Tami Boehmer — author, blogger, public speaker and breast cancer survivor — has written “From Incurable To Incredible” _ cancer survivors who beat the odds and Dr. Mark Roby, a liver cancer survivor is returning. The meeting is open to all cancer patients whether in remission or undergoing treatment at GHCI. They are from Hurley Hospital or Genesys Hospital only. Demonstrations, special foods will highlight the program too. Details: Call 810-232-8233. This is also the 10th anniversary of Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. — G.G.

A tribute to mothers planned

FLINT — A community wide ‘Tribute to Mothers’ event will be held May 6, 2-5 p.m. at the downtown Riverfront Ballroom. Eileen Button will be the Keynote Speaker and Marcia Allen, Carrie Treder, Betty Wilkins and Arezu Tavakoli will entertain with their special vocal talents. Everyone is invited. Reservations and $10 donation due by April 30th. Make checks payable to Yvonne Sova — mail c/o Life Enrichment Center – 2512 S. Dye Rd. Flint, MI 48532,

Details: Call 810-820-8949. — G.G.

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