In Brief

Cancer center to hold educational support group

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will be April 6 at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute,302 Kensington Ave. Refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. The meeting is 1-2:30 p.m. The featured speaker: Dr. Mark Roby, Cancer Survivor. The topic: “The Gift of Hope” — A Journey of Courage & Survival. The event if free and open to the public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8313. — G.G.

Old Newsboys to partner with Genesee County Fair

FLINT— The Old Newsboys of Flint are partnering with the Genesee County Fair to encourage family fun for a good cause. The Genesee County Fair, running Aug. 15–21, have made available their Genesee County Fun Fair Pass which provides admission to the Fair all week and premium seating to all Grand Stand shows for $20, and allweek parking for $15 with a portion of every ticket sold through the Old Newsboys office to be donated back to the organization. Tickets are available at the Old Newsboys Office at 6255 Taylor Dr., Flint — or by calling 810-744-1840.

Over the last 87 years the Old Newsboys organization has put presents under the tree for over 765,000 children across Genesee County. In 2010 alone, 5,653 children received gifts from the Old Newsboys. Each box provides warm clothing, socks and underwear, gloves and a stocking cap, dental hygiene products, and a toy to an at-risk child. The program is funded entirely through the annual paper sale, donations, and fundraisers like this one. — G.G.

Cancer Society to hold Wine and Beer Tasting Gala

FENTON — The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will hold its second annual Wine and Beer Tasting Gala at the Fenton Winery and Brewery, 1545 N. Leroy St., Fenton, on March 26, from 4-6 p.m.

Tickets are available for $20 each and include wine and beer tasting, appetizers, free chair massages and a silent auction. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online by going to or by contacting Jenni Beamer at the American Cancer Society office at 810-733-3703 or jennifer. When purchasing tickets online, your name will be automatically included on the list at the door. Contributions or gifts to ACS CAN are not tax deductible. — G.G.

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