The Rapidian


Aneurysm survivor shares story of faith and recovery

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 05-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

Saundra gently clutches a cherished photo of her beautiful family. With dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she has much to be thankful for. “They mean the world to me,” she says. “In fact, my world is all about taking...

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Life after stroke: Tips for survivors and caregivers

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 05-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

“I don’t know that I’ve ever in my life depended on somebody else that much. You can’t get through something like this alone.” On the morning of March 17, 2018—St. Patrick’s Day—life took an abrupt...

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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Grand Rapids and we know well the many benefits they offer. That’s why I’m supporting the 10-minute walk to a park campaign launched a year ago and working to make it a reality. The campaign,...

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American Heart Association Challenges Everyone to Get Moving

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Cindy Bouma, Communications Director of American Heart Association. Cindy says it takes only 30 minutes a day of excercising to decrease chances of high blood pressure and potential heart diesease. Excercising can be as...

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Nonprofit Showcase gets moving with the Grand Rapids YMCA

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

From food trucks to free fitness classes, the YMCA of West Michigan has amazing opportunities to get healthy for no cost. The HUB is a free fitness program with 15 sites all over Grand Rapids. These fitness classes include Zumba, yoga, male...

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Catalyst Radio: Kent County Health Department addressing root causes of health disparities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne welcomes guests from Kent County Health Department on the topic of health equity. In studio this week are Barb Hawkins-Palmer, executive director of Healthy Kent, and health educator Karen Pelan. Visit this link for more information...

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Creating a community for those affected by rare disease

by (msk23)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

One in ten people is affected by a rare disease in some way, explained Rachael Baker, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Calvin College. “Because there are 7,000 different rare diseases, everyone is probably going to know someone, a...

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Small steps, big results

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new year is often thought of as a new start. For Johnny, this January has been the realization of a long-time goal. This is a special story for me to be able to share with you: the hard work and long road that’s resulted in a new type of...

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Better Body Image Conference aims to start conversation about positive body image in Grand Rapids

by (conniex721)

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Better Body Image Conference aims to shape and redefine the concept of self and foster a positive body image by incorporating diverse definitions of beauty, cultivating positive speech around the body, and fostering self-compassion. The...

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