In Brief

Spaghetti dinner for Madison

— A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6273 MIller Rd., for Madison Lasley, 1, of Flint Twp.

Lasley was diagnosed July 1 with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML). She and her parents, Becky and Joe Lasley, are preparing for a bone marrow transplant by the end of October in hopes of curing the rare blood cancer.

For more information on Madison or the spaghetti dinner, visit or email— N.B.


— The Michigan Lyme Disease Association announces its Walk-Run-Sit-A-Thon fundraiser Sept. 18 at Heritage Park.

Registration is 9 a.m., followed by the event at 10 a.m. The fundraiser ends at 1:30 p.m. The Michigan Lyme Disease Association is a 501(c)3, nonprofit all-volunteer group dedicated to raising awareness of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses through literature, support groups, medical conferences and a toll-free support line.

Details or to register: 1-888-784-5963 or — N.B.

Free screenings for children

— The Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) will be providing free hearing and vision screening clinics for children who are 3-18 years of age and live in Genesee County.

Children enrolling in kindergarten must show that they have received the Michigan Department of Community Health vision screening or an eye examination by a doctor before starting school.

The hearing and vision screenings are done by GCHD staff technicians that have been trained and evaluated by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The hearing and vision screening clinics are held at Genesee County Health Department, McCree Courts and Human Services Center, 630 South Saginaw St., Suite 4, Flint, MI 48502.

Testing dates and times for the month of September are listed below:

Sept. 3 — 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Sept. 17 — 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

For additional questions about hearing and vision services and future clinic dates and times, or to schedule an appointment, contact the GCHD at

810-257-3619 or visit our website at


Kidney support group to meet

— The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute. — G.G.

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