Candace’s Rotary Round-Up
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.
Cancer Survivors and Families Shine at the Cancer Resource Centre’s 15th Annual Unite & Fight Walk & 5K Run
Sunday afternoon at the 15th Annual Unite & Fight Walk & 5K Run, healthcare professionals and staff of the Community Healthcare System, local community members and friends came together to show support for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. A program of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, the Cancer Resource Centre is dedicated to improving the quality of cancer care available in the local community. Participants from diverse backgrounds came together to honor cancers survivors and those who have lost their battle in a race around Munster High School Football Field. Together the community will, and did, make a difference!
1st Source Bank recently donated $100,000 to support the construction of a state-of-the-art nursing education building on the Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) campus in Dowagiac, Mich. The funds will be used to create a collaborative working space in which students and professors can work side by side.
Unity Foundation of La Porte County is honored that two locally owned restaurants will be offering “Give Back” nights in October. Arcadia Café + Bar in Michigan City and Bistro on the Greens in La Porte will host separate and unique events to benefit Unity’s community betterment activities.
On Friday, the eighth annual Unified Car Wash for the United Way of La Porte County was held across from Ames Field in Michigan City. The car wash was held to raise money for the United Way and in turn, support those in need within the community. A $5 minimum donation was suggested for a wash, but any donation was accepted.
Working for a company that values input and encourages community involvement sounds like a dream. For associates at American Licorice, it’s a reality that they embrace throughout the year.
A $10,000 donation from 1st Source Bank to the Lydick Bog Nature Preserve Project will enable Shirley Heinze Land Trust to meet a $25,000 challenge grant awarded by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. All funds will be used to develop public access amenities at the preserve, which protects one of the last remaining bog habitats in Indiana. A master plan for the nature preserve calls for the construction of a parking lot, trails, signage, a maintenance garage, and a boardwalk, at least some of which should be completed next year.