In brief

Breast cancer screenings

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Cancer Connection once again will provide free breast cancer screenings during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screenings are provided on a walk-in basis only. No appointments are necessary or accepted. The date of the screening is Oct. 25, from 6-7 p.m., at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint The Genesee County Cancer Connection is comprised of: Genesys, Hurley, McLaren and other local community organizations who work together to conduct cancer screenings, research and educational programs to help fight cancer. Details: Call 810-766-8898. — G.G.

Homeless Lunch & Learn

FLINT — United Way of Genesee County along with community partners are hosting the 12th annual Homeless Lunch and Learn, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the North End Soup Kitchen, Eastside Mission, Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, South Flint Soup Kitchen and Carriage Town Ministries. This free event provides an opportunity for the citizens in attendance to share with local service providers what issues they face, what their needs are and how services could be improved. This year’s event offers a hot meal, grocery giveaway, flu shots, health screenings, gift bags filled with personal care items, and access to agencies and other various services that may be beneficial to citizens who are homeless or facing a housing crisis. This event is a free informational fair connecting homeless or near homeless citizens to mainstream resources and agencies who can help them. Representatives will be available from more than 20 different local non-profit, governmental and private community agencies. It will be held at: the North End Soup Kitchen, 735 East Stewart Ave.; Carriage Town Ministries is located at 605 Garland St.; Eastside Ministries, 1829 Delaware Ave.; Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, 517 East Fifth Ave.; and the South Flint Soup Kitchen, 3410 Fenton Rd., all in Flint. The event is from 11:30 a.m.–3p.m. with lunch served from 11:30-12:30 p.m. — G.G.

Scrapbooking and Card Making Crop fundraiser

DAVISON TWP. — There will be a Scrapbooking and Card Making Crop fundraiser for the Pink Warrior’s Relay for Life team on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Church, 1523 N. Oak Rd. The cost is $30 (payment in full to reserve space) and space is limited. The day will begin with a Continental Breakfast plus lunch and dinner later in the day. Representatives from Creative Memories, Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up will be on hand to provide lots of help and ideas. To purchase products in advance call 810-635- 2148 or 810-287-7801. Details: Call 810-412-4511. — G.G.

Kidney cancer support group

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Nov. 8 at 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute 302 Kensington Ave. Flint. The speaker is cancer survivor Jim Yosick of Ohio, who collaborated with his son, Jeff, to write a book entitled “Fear Not For I Am With You.” Details: 810-232-8233 or 810-762-8226. — G.G.

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