Good News November 2015

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First Annual Wine & Wigs Raises Needed Funds for Susan G. Komen MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) and Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine (CAWLM) hosted their first annual Wine & Wigs event to benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan on Tuesday, Oct. 20 held at MSUFCU headquarters in East Lansing. Many in the Lansing community came out in support of the fight against breast cancer. Many of the attendees wore their best wigs while others purchased one that evening, where a portion of the proceeds benefitted Komen. This mixer-style event included networking, wine, food and fun as guests shared in the fight against breast cancer. An auction-style gathering complete with princess wands gave attendees a fun way to give to the cause. Tiffany Dowling, publisher of CAWLM and president and CEO of M3 Group, launched the event here because of her continued passion for, and support of, women’s causes in the greater Lansing community. “CAWLM’s partnership with Komen was a natural fit for us. We already had an ongoing relationship with them and it seemed like the right time to advance the cause by offering a fun event where women and others in the community can come, let their hair down in a relaxed atmosphere while raising needed funds for breast cancer,” said Dowling. All proceeds from Wine & Wigs benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan in their efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer. For more information, visit komenmichigan.org. Sign up Today for Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk On your mark, get set, go! Start the holiday season off right by joining us for the 31st Annual Silver Bells in the City, presented by the Lansing Board of Water and Light and the City of Lansing set for Friday, Nov. 20. Then on Saturday, Nov. 21, Playmakers and Downtown Lansing Inc. are hosting the 5th Annual Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk in downtown Lansing benefitting Silver Bells in the City and the Chris and Louise Holman Foundation. The 5K Run/Walk will be chip timed and awards will be handed out to the top three finishers in each age group. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, although they are not required. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. The Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network and is coordinated by the Michigan Fitness Foundation. Visit silverbellsinthecity.org for more information or register online at runsignup.com/silverbells. Students get full Access to Greater Lansing Arts Scene Through new Access Art Program Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is launching a brand new program, ACCESS ART, which benefits students age 12 to 19 in the greater Lansing area. In partnership with other arts organizations such as Happendance, Williamston Theatre and Lansing Art Gallery, ACCESS ART speaks to students with an interest in writing, music and the arts scene. Those who sign up for an ACCESS ART card can purchase $5 day-of tickets to events around Lansing. In addition to discounted tickets, each partner organization will offer its members a free master class in their field ranging from improvisational theater and dance to creating new works of art and meeting the Maestro. These free master classes will be held throughout the season. Visit accessartmi.org for more information and to sign up for the program. 94.1 DUKE FM & 92.9 WLMI-FM Presented Teddy Bears to Area Law Enforcement Agencies On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the rear of Shaheen Chevrolet, 94.1 DUKE FM and 92.9 WLMI-FM conducted a Teddy Bear presentation to representatives of the Lansing Police Department, Eaton County Sheriff’s Department and Ingham County Sheriff’s Department. This wrapped up a 14-week campaign to collect teddy bears and stuffed animals for the use by area law enforcement to comfort small children involved in traumatic situations. This year, more than 4,000 teddy bears and stuffed animals were collected.
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