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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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Grand Rapids Public Museum looks inside brain, shows off subatomic discoveries

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 10-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Brain: The World Inside Your Head Now open at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Brain: The World Inside Your Head, takes you literally inside the head! Probe the geography of a giant brain and stand in the midst of the brain’s constant...

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Hunger rate rises in West Michigan, Upper Peninsula according to new report

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

For the first time in five years, the percentage of people struggling with hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has increased, according to a new study by Feeding America. Hunger threatens one in seven people in the region, including one...

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Catalyst Radio: Jake's Music Fest tomorrow night raises funds for JDRF

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-12-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we go live in the WYCE studio to feature tomorrow night’s Jake’s Music Festival 2013 – a fundraiser...

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Got questions? Get answers! WMGS Seminar features Curt B. Witcher

by (wmgs)

Submitted 09-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS) announces its 2012 GotAncestors?! Annual Seminar entitled Got Questions? Get Answers!  The event is Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids....

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Community Profile | Rachel Lee, the accidental historian

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 11-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee has sound advice for Grand Rapids city residents: “Get involved with your city.” Lee can talk the talk because she has certainly walked the walk. The East Hills resident and now “retired” president of the East Hills Neighborhood...

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