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McLaren to offer free community skin cancer screening

FLINT — McLaren Flint and the McLaren Cancer Institute-Flint, G-3230 Beecher Rd., are offering a free skin cancer screening to the general public Aug. 29 from 3-5:30 p.m. Full body screenings will be performed by area dermatologists and internal medicine physicians and residents from McLaren Flint. Registration is required. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The most serious type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, will result in nearly 9,000 deaths this year. Screening details follow.

Registration required, call McLaren Connect toll free at 1-877-625-2736. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support group is back

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be Sept. 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I- 475 & Dort Hwy.) Featured Speaker: Shahin Ip, program manager of Gilda’s club of Metro Detroit. Topic: “Services Available at Gilda’s Club for Cancer Survivors.”

The club is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community and has more than 70 volunteers. The meeting is open to the general public.

Details: Call 810-232-8233 or (810) 762- 8226 or email at — 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.

Details: Call 810-262-9643. — G.G.

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.

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

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