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My Town Comstock Park: 2014 Grand Rapids Kidney Walk on May 4

My Town Comstock Park: 2014 Grand Rapids Kidney Walk on May 4

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- The nation’s largest Kidney Walk is held in nearly 100 communities to raise awareness and proceeds for lifesaving programs that educate and support patients and their families, along with those at risk.

Fifth Third Ballpark off West River Road is the venue for this walk on Sunday, May 4. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the walk starts at 1 p.m.

Call: (616) 458-9520 or visit www.kidneywalk.org for more information.

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

My Town: Kent Intermediate School District gets health program grant

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—  The Kent Intermediate School District is getting a federal boost to physical and nutritional education programs. 

 U.S. Department of Education has awarded 67 grants totaling more than $33 million to local education agencies and community-base organizations.  Only two groups in Michigan were awarded funding; KISD is getting $429,404 for programs to help K-12 students develop healthy lifestyles and meet state standards for physical education.

“A healthy, active lifestyle is an important ingredient of academic success,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants are a resource to help schools and communities develop programs that teach students the importance of staying active and developing healthy lifestyles. We need more states, districts, schools and communities to recognize the critically important role of physical education in improving student engagement and achievement.”

My Town: Volunteers needed to help 'Stamp Out Hunger'

My Town: Volunteers needed to help 'Stamp Out Hunger'

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Feeding America West Michigan is looking for people to help with its biggest volunteer event of the year, one month from today.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, also known as “Stamp Out Hunger”,  is scheduled for Saturday, May 10.  Feeding America is looking for volunteers to help move food from the post office to the Food Bank.  Help is needed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at multiple locations around Grand Rapids.  To sign up or learn more, send an email with “NALC” in the subject line to Dena Rogers at DenaR@FeedingAmericaWestMichigan.org.

My Town: Sign up now for Access Hunger Walk

My Town: Sign up now for Access Hunger Walk

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Feeding America West Michigan is looking for people to join its team for the Access Hunger Walk.

This year’s walk will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Park Church in downtown Grand Rapids.  Proceeds from the event will go to Feeding America West Michigan and other anti-hunger agencies in the area.

To join the team, visit the sign up page here.

My Town: Pizza Hut to donate sales to Relay for Life of Comstock Park

My Town: Pizza Hut to donate sales to Relay for Life of Comstock Park

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- Pizza Hut is holding a March 31st fundraiser to benefit the Relay For Life of Comstock Park High School Teams.

Plan your weekly pizza night for Monday, March 31, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and 20% of your total purchase will be donated to Relay For Life of Comstock Park. This is good for delivery, carry out or dine in at the Alpine, Plainfield and 10 Mile locations.

The above flyer must be printed out and presented at the time of purchase.  The flyer can also obtained by visiting the Relay For Life of Comstock Park Facebook page.

 

My Town Comstock Park: Start-up to sell shirts to help hungry

My Town Comstock Park: Start-up to sell shirts to help hungry

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—A Michigan T-shirt startup is getting ready to roll out a new line of shirts to help feed struggling families in West Michigan.

Starting March 17, Live Love Michigan will begin offering a line of custom-designed shirts to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, based in Comstock Park.   Feeding America will pay nothing toward shirt production, and half of sales will be donated to the nonprofit.  That means each shirt sold will provide approximately 50 meals for Michiganders in need.

Since December, Live Love Michigan has raised more than $3,000 for four Michigan-based nonprofits through its Hold on to Hope campaign.

My Town Comstock Park: Culver's Fundraiser to Benefit Relay For Life

My Town Comstock Park: Culver's Fundraiser to Benefit Relay For Life

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.-- Culver's of Comstock Park, 4280 Alpine Ave NW, will donate a percent of their sales to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Comstock Park on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"This is an easy way for everyone to join the fight against cancer," said Steve Stephan, Franchise Owner, Culver's of  Comstock Park.   "Cancer has touched so many lives in our community.  We want to do our part to help find a cure and stop the anguish this disease can cause.  We invite the community to stop by and enjoy a dinner, sandwich or custard to support this worthy cause."

The Relay For Life of Comstock Park event will take place May 16 - May 17, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Comstock Park High School, 150 Six Mile Rd. NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321.