Saturday, April 21, 2012
For every photo uploaded here, Patch will donate $1 to Childhelp of Michigan.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
This morning, hundreds of people will lace up their running shoes and participate in the first annual "Run the Course for Dominick Calhoun" 5K at Kensington Metropark. All proceeds of the race will benefit Childhelp of Michigan, an organization that works to prevent child abuse and advocate for victims. Patch wants to give you an opportunity to extend your donation to the organization. For every photo of the race uploaded to this article, we'll donate $1 to Childhelp of Michigan, for a maximum total of $100.
Patch is teaming up with ChildHelp Michigan to raise money for abused, neglected children.
When 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun of Argentine Township was killed at the hands of his mother's ex-boyfriend, he was among more than 2,200 children in Genessee County who were abused and neglected. That same year – 2010 – there were more than 32,504 confirmed cases of abuse to children across the state, according to the Michigan League for Human Services. And that's just one reason Dominick's family and ChildHelp Michigan have teamed up for today's 5K run/walk event, Run the Course for Dominick Calhoun. Patch is a sponsor for this inagural event aimed at raising awareness about child abuse and raising funds for children in need. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Kensington Metropark in Milford. The fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. So, …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Run the Course event to take place Saturday at Kensington Metropark.
Susan Brunell didn't run, doesn't like running and had no plans to ever start running. And then a friend asked her to run for child abuse awareness in the Run the Course for Dominick Calhoun event and the Fenton Area Public Schools school psychologist couldn't say no. She will be running a 5K for the very first time Saturday. "I have a lot of nerves," said Brunell, a St. Clair Shores resident. "I'm not sure I'll be able to do this." She said the race was a good enough cause to persuade her to give running a try. "I'm running for kids that don't have voices for themselves," Brunell said. Brunell was asked to run by Kelly Rector, who came up with the original idea for the event. Rector wanted to run in an event to help raise money for abused…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sign up for Run the Course for Dominick Calhoun on April 21 at Kensington Metropark in Milford.
Family and friends watched as Brandon Hayes and Corrine Baker were sentenced to prison Monday for the murder of 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun of Argentine Township. Baker, Dominick's mother, was sentenced to 13 to 30 years for second-degree murder for failing to get help for her son; Hayes, her ex-boyfriend, was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder and several other counts, including torture and child abuse. With the case over, those friends and family members are focusing now on honoring the 4-year-old. Dominick's paternal grandparents, the group Dominick’s Law and Childhelp Michigan are organizing Run the Course for Dominick Calhoun, a run/walk event April 21 at Kensington Metropark in Milford. All proceeds will benefit the …