In brief

Kidney cancer support group

FLINT — The next meeting of the Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will take place Sept. 13, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-475 & Dort Hwy). Speaker: Simona Seiderman, social worker. Topic: “The Emotional Rollercoaster of RCC for the Patient and Family.” Meeting is open to the public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman 810-232-8233 or Lori Burger at GHCI 810-762-8226.— G.G. Dash for a Difference

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Genesys Athletic Club will host the 11th annual Dash for a Difference to raise funds for Genesys Hospice patients and families, Sept. 24.

The Dash event includes these races and walks:

 5K run: 10 a.m.

 5K walk: 10:05 a.m.

 One mile fitness run for kids: 10:45 a.m.

 Quarter mile indoor fitness run for kids (on the track of Genesys Athletic Club): 11:10 a.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. outside Genesys Athletic Club. The Dash for a Difference course winds through the grounds of Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Health Park campus, which includes its paved, scenic nature trails.

Awards are presented to overall and first Master’s male and female finishers, and the top three finishers in each division. All participants in the kids’ races will receive a finisher’s award. Parents may accompany their children.

Cost is $20 for early registration (by Sept. 9) and includes a T-shirt, or $15 without a T-shirt. After Sept. 9, the cost is $25 (with T-shirt) or $20 (without T-shirt). All kids’ races are one price — $10 — and it includes a T-shirt.

Child care is available for children ages 2 to 10. To reserve child care services, call 810-606- 7534. Reservations are required.

To register for Dash for a Difference, go to, or call 810-606- 7909. — G.G. Immunization clinics

GENESEE COUNTY — In anticipation of high demand for vaccinations due to immunization requirements for school entry, the Genesee County Health Department strongly recommends parents contact their child’s health care provider immediately to ensure that your child is up to date on his or her immunizations before school begins. Children in kindergarten, 6th grade, and those entering a new school district for the first time can be excluded from school if they have not received the required vaccinations. Waiting until the end of August when demand for vaccinations is high may cause delays in scheduling appointments at your provider’s office due and result in missed days of school for your child. McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Davison, in collaboration with the Genesee Intermediate School District and the Genesee County Health Department, will once again be providing community clinics to assist in meeting this demand. The following is a list of clinics that are currently scheduled:

 Goodrich Middle School, Aug. 25

 Montrose — Kuehne-Have Middle School, Aug. 30,

 Swartz Creek Middle School, Aug. 31

 Davison — Hahn Intermediate School, Aug. 31

Details: 866-800-0135 or Details:— G.G.

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