Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 19, 2013

Body&Soul in Brief: 10/19/2013

Film screening fundraiser

Friends of Jeff Peplinski have arranged for a special showing of the movie “Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business Part II.”

The movie is the second produced to document cancer treatments offered by Stanislaw Burzynski, a research doctor whose Texas clinic administers a controversial regimen for patients suffering from rare or difficult to treat cancers.

Peplinski was stricken with a brain tumor and later treated by Burzynski, said Melissa Gilbert, one of the organizers of the fundraiser.

Money raised by the event will help Peplinski pay bills incurred during the expensive treatment that will not be covered by his insurance.

Doors open at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay on Monday at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission costs only a contribution to help support Peplinski. Call Melissa Gilbert at 352-7675 or email her at

Cheer for a Cure

TRAVERSE CITY — The last Traverse City West Senior High School home football game of the season on Oct. 25, will feature a “Pink Out” to benefit the Mammography Assistance Program (MAP) in northern Michigan.

MAP helps pay for mammograms for patients who do not have insurance or the ability to pay for breast screenings. The services are provided at Munson Medical Center, Kalkaska Memorial Hospital, and Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital.

The Titan student section will be wearing pink shirts to show their support. Parents and other spectators also are encouraged to wear pink. There will be ribbons and other breast cancer items available to purchase at the game with all proceeds going to MAP. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. vs. Allendale at Thirlby Field on 13th Street.

Humanitarian Law

TRAVERSE CITY — The American Red Cross will offer an International Humanitarian Law class from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 26, at the American Red Cross Northwest Michigan Chapter, 735 S. Garfield Ave., suite B100. International Humanitarian Law includes the Geneva Convention and is at the core of the Global Red Cross Network.

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