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Creating a Healthier Community - Race to Health and Step by Step Family Wellness Day

The community is invited to participate in the 34th  annual Henry Ford Allegiance Race to Health and Step by Step Family Wellness Day on Saturday, September 22. Our vision is to create Michigan’s healthiest community through exceptional health care and inspiring a passion for wellness. This special community event supports that vision by encouraging people of all ages to develop healthier lifestyles through physical activity.

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Annual Unleash Your Heart Gala

Saturday, September 29th marks the 6th annual Unleash Your Heart Gala for Cascades Humane Society. The Gala is Cascades Humane Society’s largest fundraiser of the year. As the name implies, it is a lovely evening out, featuring dinner, dessert, musical entertainment by Big Foot Bob, silent auction, raffles, and a live auction featuring Scott Clow as our auctioneer. The Gala is in its third year at the Country Club of Jackson.

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GREAT’s Annual Grand River Clean-Up

The members of the Grand River Environmental Action Team (G.R.E.A.T.) have the next activity scheduled for Saturday, September 8. This will be a Clean-up of the Grand River and will run from at 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM starting and ending in downtown Jackson.

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American 1 Contributing to Jackson School of the Arts Capital Campaign

Jackson, MI – American 1 Credit Union and Jackson School of the Arts “go way back.” According to Jackson School of the Arts Executive Director Kim Curtis, “American 1 Credit Union was our first Corporate Sponsor. It began when American 1 chose us as the benefactor for the funds raised by their high school talent competition called American 1 Teen Idol.  Our partnership began in 2007 and has continued to grow since then.”

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The NASCAR Foundation Partnering With Michigan International Speedway, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor for Youth Health Festival

The NASCAR Foundation is bringing its Speediatrics Fun Day Festival, which is dedicated to inspiring children to lead a healthy lifestyle, to Michigan International Speedway for the first time. Children in attendance will be treated to NASCAR-themed field day activities and driver meet-and-greets. In addition, children will be provided healthy snacks as a reminder about the importance of healthy eating habits and physical fitness. The festival will be at Graves Farm Campground (12626 US-12 Brooklyn, Michigan) on Friday, Aug. 10; 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

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Jackson Young Professionals Present “Bright Walls,” Celebrating Art in Downtown Jackson

Jackson Young Professionals (JxnYP) are always on the lookout to establish and promote new opportunities for the Jackson community to enjoy, and this fall, they are raising the bar with a week-long mural festival called “Bright Walls.” This free event will run from October 3-10, and welcomes 10 mural artists from around the world to help us create a new reason to visit Downtown Jackson.

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Students and Parents Invited to Teen Expo

The Jackson YMCA and Henry Ford Allegiance Health are partnering to host a Teen Expo for teenagers and their parents. The Teen Expo is free and open to the public. Participants can enjoy free ice cream, and enter to win a bike and helmet, driver’s education courses and Detroit Pistons tickets. Sports physicals and important information will also be available. 

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