Traverse City Record-Eagle

Well-Being

September 23, 2010

Well-Being In Brief: 09/23/2010

Walk/run and Fiesta for Safe Passage

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to a 5K walk/run, a one-mile walk and a Fiesta designed to help change the lives of at-risk children of impoverished families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Both events will be held at the Grand Traverse Commons and are hosted by Great Lakes Friends of Safe Passage. The Esperanza run/walk will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, and will be followed by the Fiesta from noon to 2 p.m. with food, beverages, live music, a Guatemalan craft market, and information about Safe Passage programs.

For details, registration and pledging information, e-mail greatlakesfriends@safepassage.org, call 590-6072 or visit http://sites.google.com/a/safepassage.org/esperanza5k/home/traversecity.

Bikers invited to 'Ride 4 the Cure'

Thompsonville — Michigan motorcyclists will take to the open road for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Ride 4 the Cure."

The ride will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Crystal Palace Lounge. The cost is $25 per rider; $35 with a passenger, which includes the ride, dinner and entertainment. Shirts and pins will be available to purchase.

Proceeds will go to MDA to help patients in north central Michigan. For more information, call (989) 771-9612.

Benefit event for Hailey Pearson

INTERLOCHEN — A benefit will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, for Hailey Pearson, who has been diagnosed with aggressive thyroid cancer.

The event will start at 2 p.m. at the Interlochen Eagles Pavilion, 20724 U.S. 31, and will include a roast pork and turkey dinner, silent and Chinese auctions, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale and entertainment. Hailey is being treated at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, and proceeds will help with medical and travel expenses.

Walk raises money for AIDS center

TRAVERSE CITY — The sixth annual Northern Michigan AIDS Walk will benefit the Thomas Judd Care Center at Munson Medical Center.

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