ARC volunteers needed
GENESEE COUNTY — The American Red Cross Genesee-Lapeer Chapter is in need of volunteers to help at blood drives in the Lapeer area. Volunteers will assist with registration of donors and hand out juice and refreshments. Interested individuals should call the Volunteer office at 1-800-608- 4272. — G.G.
Hurley hosts free joint replacement seminars
FLINT — Think you have to live with joint pain? Think again. Hurley Medical Center is proud to present educational Joint Replacement Seminars in Flint in October and November, from 6-7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Come and attend these special, no-obligation seminars and learn about surgical and non-surgical treatment options available through the Center for Joint Replacement at Hurley Medical Center. Dates are as follow: Oct. 27 — Walli’s Restaurant, 1341 S. Center Rd., Burton Nov. 17 — Hurley Family Rehab. Center, 1085 S. Linden Rd., Flint. To register, call 888-611-4HMC to reserve your spot today, as space is limited. — G.G.
Kidney cancer support group
FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 5 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. The speaker is Dr. Ulka Vaishampayan Chair, GU Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Team at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The topic is: “Local and Systemic Therapies (medications) or Combinations.” The meeting is open the general public. Details: Call 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. — G.G.
Genesys sponsors 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 am 5K walk: 10:05 am One mile fitness run for kids: 10:45 am Quarter mile indoor fitness run for kids (on the track of Genesys Athletic Club): 11:10 am 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 tshirt). 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 www.genesysathleticclub.com, or call 810-606-7909. — G.G.