By Roxanne Steele

I’m so excited to launch a new community feature called “Hometown Rundown.”  There is always SO much going on in our communities so this is a place to share your charity events.  Whatever is going on in your “hometown” let us know.   Feel free to email me

Here’s a few events coming up that YOU can support.

Pit Stop for Change Rescue & Rehabilitation on Sat. July 15th from 4p-9p in Taylor at Johnnie’s R&R Rendevous. 20648 Ecorse Rd.  Bring the kids and come support Detroit’s Downriver Dog Rescue! Enjoy kids crafts, food, photo booth, 50/50 raffle and more! For more click HERE!

Escape to Belle Isle Race! All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit The race is July 15 on beautiful Belle Isle. Runner check-in starts at 7am and the first race starts at 8:30am. Participants can choose from a 2mile, 5K, or 10K and there’s a Fun Run for the kids! All runners receive a shirt and medal. More information and to register click HERE or visit

Heroes vs Villain Bar Crawl to benefit MS Society on July 15th 1p-6p in Royal Oak hosted by Detroit Crawls.  For more info Click HERE!

Strike Out Cancer Bowling Fundraiser on Sat. July 22nd 7p at Bowl One Lanes in Troy 1639 E. 14 Mile.  Come join in the fun and help the fight against cancer. For more or to register contact David Boldiszar at

Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday July 23rd Come watch and support Law Enforcement verses the media in this charity game.  Come cheer on  Charlie Langton, Lauren Barthold, Jason Scott, Tom Milliken, Jeff Riger, Vickie Thomas, Dan Leach and more from CBS Radio!   For more info and to donate click HERE and visit The Bonnell Foundation Facebook page to learn more about living with CF.

Collin Rose Memorial Golf Outing + Banquet Dinner

Harry Potter themed bar crawl called “Expecto Hangover” on Sept. 16th 1p-6p in Royal Oak hosted by Detroit Crawls.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more info click HERE!

Autism Speaks Walk of Michigan Come join their kick off event on Aug. 12th at the Emagine Theater in Novi 10a-1p.  It will be an Autism friendly day at the movies! Come learn about the walk and support one another. For more info on the kick off event click HERE!

Run to Set Her Free! Help End Human Trafficking  with Woodside Bible Church in Troy.  This 5K color run/walk is Sat, Sept. 9th at 9am Stoney Creek Metro Park  4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Twp,  Proceeds from the race will support victims of human trafficking on their journey to freedom by placing them in a 2-year rehabilitation program through the organization, Hope Against Trafficking. For more click HERE!

Autism Speaks Walk of Michigan on Sept. 16th at Kensington Metro Park at 9am.  Visit their Facebook page and learn how you can get involved!  To join a team, start a team or learn more visit their website or click HERE!

Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Random Acts of Ice Cream now through Sept. 30th nominate someone special who’s doing great things and they have a chance to win a sweet treat from Hudsonville Ice Cream!  Visit and nominate someone deserving today! Winners chosen randomly.

 Kroger has teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network  Purchase a  $1, $5, $10 balloon  at the register inside Kroger stores and all funds raised goes to Children’s Miracle Network! Funds are raised to provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care to patients. Here locally Kroger helps Beaumont hospital and Sparrow.

Kroger also supports the Ted Lindsay Foundation Look for the Autism $1 puzzle piece that can be purchased at all Kroger registers.  All funds go to the Ted Lindsay foundation to help research autism and build awareness about children with autism.


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