In brief

FUB sponsoring fundraiser for C-A music program

FLINT TWP. — To benefit the C-A music program, Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers, 5100 Corunna Road, is offering a special discount every Wednesday for the entire month of November. To get a 20 percent discount off the total order, diners need only mention the C-A Music Program or show on their phones the fundraising announcement posted on the district’s Facebook page at

The offer is valid from open to close on Wednesdays only from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Revitalize: Mental Health 101

FLINT — University of Michigan-Flint students are putting on a fundraiser in support of NAMI Genesee County (National Alliance on Mental Illness). With an event entitled, Revitalize: Mental Health 101, the students aim to bring light to the topic of mental health, while providing am informational yet fun and entertaining event to the community.

Revitalize: Mental Health 101 will take place Dec. 4, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Harding Mott University Center Michigan Rooms, on campus at the University of Michigan-Flint. This event is free. All proceeds will be donated to NAMI Genesee County. All proceeds stay local for support, education and advocacy for individuals and their families living with mental illness.

The event will have musical entertainment, a comedic performance, relaxation techniques, a silent auction, along with professional speakers presenting information on mental health. Food and beverages will also be provided.

Details: Call 810-232-6498 or e-mail, — G.G.

MCC student wins $25K on Ellen Show

FLINT — It’s TRUE! Mott Community College (MCC) student Mariah Campbell won $25,000 toward her education on the Ellen Show.

“I’ve been writing to her since I was in 8th grade,” said Campbell of Ellen Degeneres. She received a call on Oct. 29 that the Ellen Show wanted a Skype interview with her about being Ellen Degeneres’ number one fan.

After the Skype interview, the show flew Campbell to Burbank to compete with two other college-aged women under the guise of determining who was the biggest Ellen fan. “But it turned out we were competing for $25,000 for college,” said Campbell — or so they thought.

In the end, the show issued all three young women with a check for $25,000 from Shutterfly to help pay for their college educations.

Campbell is an Occupational Therapy major at MCC. She plans to use the money toward her educational goal, to earn a doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy. — G.G.

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