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Hope College CASA Summer Program to Explore “Farm to Table”

HOLLAND – The elementary-age students of the Children’s After School Achievement (CASA) program at Hope College will take a closer look at a crucial part of everyday life through “Farm to Table,” exploring where food originates and learning about making good nutritional choices.

More than 90 area students will be participating in CASA’s six-week summer session, which begins on Monday, June 20.  The program will include trips to area farms—with a chance to pick fresh blueberries—and a visit to Holland’s farmer’s market, as well as presentations focused on diet.

Zeelmania events for Monday, June 6

Zeelmania events for Monday, June 6

Zeel-ma-nia (Z?l-m?-n?-a): n
A healthy-living street-fair for the entire community. Shop the farmers market, visit with Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital experts and get your heart pumping by engaging in free and fun physical activities and entertainment.  Every Monday evening, June - August, from 5-7:30 p.m.

Monday June, 6th - 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Downtown Zeeland

**Athletic shoes and active attire recommend for all activities.

For more info & to download a complete schedule visit http://www.zch.org/zeelmania

Suzanne Coney accepts certificate of appreciation from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Suzanne Coney accepts certificate of appreciation from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

News Release:

Waukazoo Elementary secretary Suzanne Coney and teacher Lynne Gallagher couldn’t help but tear up when Cathy Courey explained to Gallagher’s third-grade class on Wednesday that there is no cure for diabetes.

Coney and Gallagher have both been touched by the disease – Gallagher has a daughter with Type 1 diabetes and Coney helps two students in Gallagher’s class deal with the disease every single day.

Courey, executive director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Great Lakes West Chapter, wasn’t telling either woman anything they didn’t know.

Help support breast cancer research

During the Month of May you can help the campaign called D-Feat Breast Cancer. Visit any one of Midnite Sun location and donate $1-$10 to support vitamin D breast cancer research. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in North Amercan women. In 2011 there will be 200,000 new breast cancer cases discovered in the United States and Canada and 45,000 women will die from this deisease.

There are several Midnite Sun & Cruise locations you can find in West Michigan.


Join the National Marrow Donor Program Registry

Join the National Marrow Donor Program Registry

Al Rotman has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jeanne (Nyeholt) for 39 years.  The Rotmans are members of Hillcrest CRC in Hudsonville.  Al has worked for Steelcase for 30 years; he is a Specialist Machine Tech in the Model Shop.  Together, Al & Jeanne enjoy going to Lake Michigan and watching the sunset while walking along the beach.  They love spending time with their 3 married children and 7 grandchildren.  It was 2 days before Christmas 2010 and just a few days before the  birth of their 7thgrandchild that Al was diagnosed with AML (acute Myeloid Leukemia).

Patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphomas, other blood cancers, and immune system disorders will often require a marrow transplant.  Unfortunately, only 30% of patients in need of a marrow transplant will find a matched donor in their family.  The other 70% turn to the National Marrow Donor Program Registry to search for an unrelated donor.  Righ

Red Cross needs help in West Michigan

Red Cross needs help in West Michigan

The American Red Cross is asking residents help throughout West Michigan. The recent snow storms and icy traveling conditions have canceled or shut down many of the previously scheduled blood drives. Due to these cancelations the Red Cross was unable to collect an expected 28,000 pints of blood.

The Red Cross is offering from now until February 26th to all whole blood donors, a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to see the Division 1 Men’s Basketball playoffs, as well as a 250 dollar Meijer gift card.

Books Feature Easy-to-Do Fitness Activities for Kids and Families

HOLLAND – Health experts are consistent in asserting that children should exercise, but Dr.