Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Dearborn nonprofit was granted the funds from the American Cancer Society, sponsored by Walgreens.
A $20,000 grant will help ACCESS promote the life-saving benefits of early detection of colorectal cancer, the Dearborn nonprofit recently announced. The American Cancer Society awarded the one-year, $20,000 grant to the ACCESS Community Health & Research Center. These grant dollars were sponsored by Walgreens to launch community-based programs aimed at increasing access to cancer information and education. Nearly 150,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually, according to the American Cancer Society. However, early detection can save the lives of those affected by the cancer. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed when the cancer is found at an early stage survive five or more years …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A man unsuccessfully tried to pull a scheme to get cash from a Dearborn store last weekend, according to Dearborn police reports. Employees of the Walgreens on Warren Avenue called police around 3 p.m. on Labor Day with a report of attempted theft. They told police that a man had taken items off of the shelves and attempted to return them for cash using discarded receipts. Items he tried to return included laxative pills, Alli weight loss pills, and Aveeno lotion. The man was denied a refund and left the the store without the items. Employees said they last saw him riding a dark-colored BMX bike southbound on Schaefer Road. The man was described as a black male around the age of 25-30, appearing to be around 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds. He had…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The school presented a check to Walgreens in support of helping cure diabetes.
It was a day of fundraising, learning and fun for Oakman Elementary School, which held its annual Field Day on Friday. While it's a typical end-of-year celebration for students, Oakman's event included a partnership with Walgreens to help bring awareness and raise money for diabetes research. Oakman students and parents walked around the school's track and supported the cause by donating $1 or more. Each child was also presented with a pedometer and a drawstring backpack from Walgreens, while Walgreens was presented with a check on behalf of the school for diabetes research. The event concluded a week of fundraising by classes, who sold raffle tickets for gift baskets and collected funds all week long.