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Love Michigan and Save a Life With a Blood Donation

A Michigan summer is a beautiful thing. So is saving a life.

That is why Michigan Blood is inviting all of us to celebrate both during Michigan Blood’s ‘Love Michigan’ blood drives throughout the state over the Fourth of July weekend, June 30 – July  4.

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Courtesy Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Courtesy Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ranked Among Best in Nation

We are so blessed with excellent health care here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. We have top hospitals, doctors, research centers, medical school, and so much more, like one of the top Children's Hospitals in the country, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

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Tonight is a Summer Beach Bash at The Score for Olivia’s Gift

 

Olivia’s Gift is a first-of-its-kind model for nonprofit residential living that honors the dignity of adults with severe disabilities & offers opportunities to belong in their community. AND THEY ARE GROWING! THEY have purchased a home at 2009 Forest Hill Avenue that will open this summer. So THEY need your help…

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Holland Home Receives $300,000 Grant for Dementia Program

Senior healthcare provider Holland Home has been awarded a $300,000 grant to expand its dementia training program. The grant will help to provide online training and other educational tools.

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2016 National Tri Championship Event in Grand Rapids

 

The Grand Rapids Triathlon, presented by Huntington and Nutrilite, has once again made the list to host a National Championship event. The GR Tri is honored to accept the Nationals designation for a third year in a row.

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Serenity Recovery in Marne Uses Karate to Beat Substance Abuse [Video]

Serenity Recovery, a treatment center for substance abuse in Marne, is using karate to help those struggling with addition.

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Looking for a Different Summer Camp Experience? How About Ambulance Camp?

There are lots of innovative summer camp opportunities out there. The traditional camp, the public museum's camp activities, the Humane Society and their camps with animals, and so much more. But, there is another one out there - Ambulance Camp.

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Government Assistance Programs Aid Underprivileged Communities In New York State
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Grand Rapids Children Will Have Free or Reduced Cost Meals This Summer

Summer should be a time of fun, exploration and relaxation, for school children in Grand Rapids. But, for many, summer also means they are left without the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Across the country more than 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals once the school year ends, and it could be the case for nearly a thousand in Grand Rapids, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Old National Bank Awards $20,000 To Local Charities As Part of The Recent “Choose Your Charity” Promotion

Congratulations to the four local charities who each received $5,000 from Old National Bank in the  "Choose Your Charity" giveaway. 100.5 The River, and all of our Townsquare Media Grand Rapids radio stations were so proud to team up with Old National to help them support some very deserving local charities.

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Elementary Pupils Collecting Healthy Lunch In Cafeteria
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Allendale, Belding and Wyoming Schools Among Michigan’s Healthiest

West Michigan schools are among 38 in Michigan being recognized for bringing healthy food, activities and lifestyles to their students.

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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GRPS Summer Food Showcase to Provide Info about Free Summer Meals

During the school year, thousands of Grand Rapids Public School students are provided with free meals. Meals they might not have if it weren't for the school progam.  But, what happens when school is out for the summer? Do they go hungry? Not to worry, its handled.

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Chickenpox Cases Up 57 Percent in Michigan This Year

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there has been 239 chickenpox cases in Michigan through April, which is about 57 percent more than at the same time last year.

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