11th Annual McLaren Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Fundraiser
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)About
Thank you for being part of Brooksie Way, and choosing to also benefit OLHSA.
OLHSA is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964. Over 209,000 services were provided in 2016 in the pursuit of helping people and changing lives.
Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning TogetherAbout
Teacher's Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together is an intervention program that pairs troubled youth with hard-to-adopt shelter dogs for a multi-week workshop in positive, reward-based dog training and behavior modification in an effort to make the dogs more adoptable. Since 2005, we have worked with more than 2,200 kids and 3,100 dogs in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties!
The mission of Teacher's Pet is to empower at-risk youth to improve in the areas of empathy, patience, impulse control, perseverance and hope. Participants are paired with hard-to-adopt rescue dogs for positive, reward-based dog training to increase the dogs' chances of becoming adopted and remaining in their homes permanently.
See Teacher's Pet through the lens of CBS's Eye on Detroit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-S3QW3kpvQ
North Oakland Family YMCA - YMCA of Metropolitan DetroitAbout
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Sheriff PAL ProgramAbout
OUCARES - OU Center for Autism OutreachAbout
We work with over 2,000 individuals impacted by Autism annually by offering recreational sports, social and life skills training, employment skills programs, parents supports, and community events. OUCARES programming is designed for 3 year olds through adults on the Autism Spectrum.
YOU can make a difference and help improve the quality of life of individuals impacted by Autism by donating to OUCARES. Donations will be used to develop programs, purchase much-needed supplies, offer participant scholarships, and expand our outreach.
THANK YOU for your generous support!
Gilda's Club Metro DetroitAbout
March of DimesAbout
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.
What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal struggle with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes. We pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the U.S., and then we shifted focus to address some of the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening and surfactant therapy.
Today we educate medical professionals and the public about best practices; we support lifesaving research; we provided comfort and support to families in NICUs; and we advocate for those who need us most, moms and babies. We are stronger and more committed than ever to guiding moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey. We are fighting for the smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day. And we do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a brighter future for us all.