In brief



Suicide Prevention walk

GOODRICH — Goodrich High School will host a “Walk Out of the Darkness” event presented by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on May 17th, 9 am (check in).

This event will raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide. Details: Call 810-964-1143, or Misseyj@aol.com. — P.S.

Kids Crim running club

GRAND BLANC — Starting June 17, the Grand Blanc Kids Crim summer running club will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Rust Park in Grand Blanc through the summer. The co-ed age range is 6-17. The youth will have a summer of fun learning the importance of exercise, participate in a family fun night at Bicentennial Park in July, and get a chance to run a Kids Crim Race (1/4 mile, 1/2 mile or 1 mile) in August. The fee is $5 which includes a t-shirt, registration for the Crim Kids Invitational (August), Admission to Family Fun Night. Details: Call 810-348- 8296. — P.S.

McLaren helps patients get “BACK to LIFE”

FLINT — McLaren’s Therapy and Sports Medicine Program is offering “Back to Life” a free educational and exercise program for patients who suffer with back pain beginning May 20. Participants will learn practical ways to improve daily function when dealing with back pain. The program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for a total of five weeks. Participants can join at any time but registration is required. Tuesday sessions will be educational and Thursday sessions will be for supervised exercise. Upon completion of the rotation, participants will be eligible for a free one month Wellness Membership at one of McLaren’s four outpatient physical therapy and sports medicine clinics. Additional details follow.

The program will be held at 4466 West Bristol Rd., Third Floor, Flint, Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Details: Call 810-342-5350. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group of Michigan will meet May 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington, Flint. Topic: “Recognizing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias.” Guest speaker: Jo Campbell, Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan. The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762- 8226. — G.G.


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