In Brief

Hurley Auxiliary celebrates 55th birthday

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center Auxiliary members will celebrate the organization’s 55th birthday at their luncheon Feb. 15 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger, Flint.

During 2010, the group’s 159 members donated a total of 40,000 hours of volunteer work in their 19 separate services. A check for $100,000 will be given to Patrick Wardell, Hurley President and Chief Executive Officer, representing the Auxiliary’s fourth payment toward a $500, 000 pledge for the Emergency Department Renovation Project.

The money was raised from sales in the Medical Center gift shop and patient hospitality cart and by other fundraising events and activities. Auxiliary members will receive service pins for total hours worked since joining the Auxiliary.

Last year, Hurley’s 350 volunteers donated more than 60,000 hours of service to the Hurley Medical Center. Since 1956, the Auxiliary has donated more than $3.8 million to the medical center for needed programs and equipment.

Approximately 100 high school students explore health careers each year by volunteering their time through the Health Career Volunteer Program and summer Red Cross youth program.

Hurley employees contributed their time to help raise funds for worthwhile programs such as Children’s Miracle Network and to coordinate community events for African American Heritage Month. Hurley receives additional volunteer support from Foster Grandparents through the Family Service Agency, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the AARP Foundation.

Volunteers provide help in departments and offices throughout the hospital. — G.G.

Spa treatment offered to raise money for Relay for Life

DAVISON TWP. — The Pink Warriors team from Davison Relay for Life will hold it’s annual “Pamper Me” benefit on Feb. 12 at the Old Orchard Estates Clubhouse on Lapeer Road west of Oak Road. The event is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and the cost is $30 per person. The event will offer manicures, chair massages, foot soaks, hand massages, makeup consultants and drawings. The Pink Warriors will also offer drinks and snacks. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Call 810-412-4511 for reservations. — G.G.

McLaren encourages adolescents to have “Fun with Fitness and Food”

FLINT — McLaren’s Nutrition Counseling Program is offering “Fun with Fitness and Food” for adolescents ages 10-16 years old beginning Feb. 28. This series of five classes will include educational videos, activities and games focused on nutrition and exercise. A healthy snack will also be provided at each class. Registration is required,

Fun with Fitness and Food will take place Mondays beginning Feb. 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. The class will be held at McLaren’s Diabetes Education Program, Beech Hill Center G-3200 Beecher Rd., Flint. The cost is $45. Call 342-4110 to register. — G.G.

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