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Byron Center Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game Features MSU vs WMU on Sunday

Michigan State University and Western Michigan University men's lacrosse teams will play their final regular season conference game on Sunday, April 23 in Byron Center.

The day includes a free clinic for young players, a carnival and multiple games including the inaugural Byron Center Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game.

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88-Year-Old Grand Rapids Woman Bench Pressing 150 Pounds While Battling Cancer

Don't have the time or motivation to workout?

You're about to have one less excuse.

Meet 88 1/2-year-old Sue Bosze from Grand Rapids. She's battling cancer and working out three times a week at the YMCA in Grand Rapids.

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Items in Some Michigan Donation Bins Not Going to Charity

A company operating 318 clothing donation bins in Michigan is being told stop operating the bins or face legal action for misleading the public on how the donations are being used.

The donations go to a professional fundraising company, not to charity.

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Seth Meyers Headlining Gilda’s LaughFest March, 2016

It's hard to believe, but LaughFest is set to begin their sixth year March 10-20, 2016. Six years of offering the best in "laughs" to support the free cancer support group, Gilda's Club here in Grand Rapids. This next LaughFest is going to be a doozy!

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Selfie Obsessed, Self Centered Teens? Not These Two

There are some great people in this world, and this story is about two of them, Allie and Brayden.

For Allie, being a teenage girl is hard enough, but imagine being a teenage girl fighting brain cancer. That takes a level of strength and bravery most adults don't have. Now imagine being a teenage girl fighting cancer, losing all your hair, and trying to find the courage to go to the homecoming dance without feeling self conscious.

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Gilda’s Club West Side Walk is This Saturday

With recent business growth and new development on Grand Rapids’ West Side, this seems like the perfect time to celebrate. So, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is hosting an inaugural walk and block party this Saturday, October 3, to celebrate positive changes and create a renewed sense of community in the neighborhood.

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Childhood Cancer Month Brings out the Best in People [Video]

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This a month that I hope creates more awareness for the fight against childhood cancers. It did for singer Rachel Platten.

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Annual Cancer Report Reveals Michigan has 16th Highest Rate of New Cancer

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Cancer Consortium have released their annual report which provides a statewide view of cancer.

The reports says Michigan has the 16th highest rate of new cancer cases.

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We Do Care’s 30th Annual Benefit & Dance Is Saturday

We Do Care is an non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer in the Grand Rapids area.

Its 30th annual Benefit & Dance is Saturday night, and tickets are still available.

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LaughFest, MI Blood & Blue Care Network Team up for Blood Drive

It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on Feb.24, March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 2015.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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They are Best Friends Through the Good Times and the Bad [Video]

You've never seen a better pair of best friends than six-year-old buddies Zac and Vincent. The two first-graders in Union, Missouri, are inseparable, and play together nearly every day.

When Zac Gossage became ill, and was diagnosed with leukemia, Vincent vowed to not let him go through it alone. This is such an inspiring story.

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