In Brief

Kidney Support Group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet March 16 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. Director of the group, Prof. Frank Friedman, will discuss an update of kidney cancer and show related videos.

The group is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8313.

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan as proclaimed by Gov. Rick Snyder. March 10 is World Kidney Day. — G.G.

Genesys Hospice volunteer training begins

GOODRICH — Training for Genesys Hospice volunteers runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m., through Feb. 24.

Training takes place at the Genesys Hospice Care Center, located at 7280 St. State Road in Goodrich.

Hospice volunteers are needed to visit patients in their homes, provide companionship, offer respite and serve in many other capacities — offering transportation, delivering or picking up medical equipment, writing letters for patients, reading to patients, performing light housework duties, and offering bereavement and spiritual care support.

Volunteers also are needed at the Genesys Hospice Care Center, a 22-bed facility located in Goodrich. This center provides residential hospice care for terminally ill patients as well as inpatient level of care for symptom management.

Training focuses on the hospice philosophy, developing listening skills, gaining awareness of feelings regarding death and dying, patient care, spiritual care and bereavement.

If you would like to sign up to serve as a Genesys Hospice volunteer, or would like more information about the training program, call 810- 636-5021.— G.G.

Red Cross to hold Valentine’s event

GRAND BLANC — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter will host a Valentine’s Celebration Feb. 12 at the Jewel of Grand Blanc. The evening will include a dinner buffet, comedian Russ Brown, along with a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets are now being sold for $30 per person or $50 per couple.

This exciting event is being advertised through mailings, the American Red Cross webpage, emails, flyers, as well as the Jewel of Grand Blanc (Grand Blanc Golf Club) will be promoting it to their patrons — people who attend events at their venue every day.

You can reach everyone who attends this event by placing a business card ad in the evening’s program for only $200. All you have to do is fill out the form and return it along with your business card to American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter, 1401 S. Grand Traverse, Flint MI 48503.

Or sponsor a dessert table for $500 where everyone would see you name because everyone loves desserts. Auction items are also needed.

Details: Call 810-257-0747. — G.G.

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