In brief

Reunion with a Cause supports Genesys cancerpatients

HOLLY — Genesys, in partnership with the Holly community, sponsors the ninth annual Reunion with a Cause, Aug. 10, from 6-10:30 p.m., at the Holly High School track (6161 E. Holly Road).

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the fundraising event go to help Genesys cancer patients with special financial needs.

The evening begins with a celebration walk for all cancer survivors, family members and friends.

Following the walk around the Holly High School track, Butchie Mackey, a Holly resident and Reunion with a Cause organizer, will begin opening ceremonies by introducting Elizabeth Aderholdt, president and CEO of Genesys who will welcome all supporters of the annual event.

Entertainment (including musicians, dancers and an Elvis impersonator), family activities, children’s games, a Chinese silent auction, and refreshments fill the evening with plenty to do for everyone who attends.

The Reunion concludes with a candle-lighting ceremony to remember those who lost their battle to cancer.

Reunion with a Cause supporters are encouraged to collect donations. Last year’s event yielded more than $80,000 – another recordbreaking year.

This money is used to help Genesys cancer patients with their physical and emotional needs during treatment.

Details: Go to reunion, or call 810-606-6020. — G.G.

Free car seat check coming

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center, Safe Kids Greater Flint, HealthPlus and Citizens Bank Host FREE Car Seat Check at Citizens Bank, 770 E. Mt. Morris St., Mt. Morris Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children. Properly used car seats can prevent injuries and death in car crashes.

This car seat check is open to the public and is free of charge. Families are served on a first come first served basis. It is advised the vehicle and child(ren) both be present for the most comprehensive service.

Details: Call 810-262-9643.

Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — Ever feel like you will never get to travel the world? Then bring a little bit of the world to your family.ou can by hosting a teen from one of more than thirty countries for the upcoming school year or semester.

Genesee County families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home. They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members.

The students, who will arrive in August, are participating in the SHARE! High School Exchange Program to learn firsthand about Americans and our way of life. They speak English, have medical insurance, and bring spending money for personal expenses. The SHARE! Program, sponsored by Educational Resource Development Trust (ERDT), a global educational nonprofit foundation, was created to provide opportunities for greater understanding between Americans and peoples of the world.

Details: Call 810-429-7801, or e-mail — G.G.

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