Monday, May 11, 2009

Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Walk Is This Weekend

Event begins with 9:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony

BIG RAPIDS - The third-annual Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Walk will be held Saturday, May 16, in Big Rapids.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Comstock House B&B, 414 Maple St. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 9:45 a.m., followed by the walk along the Riverwalk. The walk is at one's own pace and distance. The registration fee/donation is $10 per walker with children 12 and under free.

Highlights include a Celebration of Hope finish with guest speaker Dr. Tracy Morningstar, a local chiropractor, who will talk about wellness. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, music and lunch for purchase.

Proceeds support the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Center at the Mecosta County Medical Center. The center houses books, pamphlets, videos and computers to aid cancer patients, their families and caregivers, and features a new Wellness Boutique with free accessories, wigs and make-up.

For more information, contact Shelly Armstrong's office at (231) 591-2065 or visit the official Web site: Click here for more information

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