This week on Street Beat, Host Rob Stone from 99.5 WYCD looks at four ways people are doing community service by walking for a cause.

First, Mary Grace McCarter, the President of the Rainbow Connection, discusses  the Royal Oak “Walk for Kids” on Aug 24th which helps children who have life-threatening illnesses.

Street Beat: Rainbow ConnectionStreet Beat: Rainbow Connection

Then, Christina Johnson  of the Diabetes Foundation talks about the upcoming “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” on Sept 14.  WYCD Program Director Tim Roberts joins her to discuss the radio station’s competition to help raise funds.

Street Beat: Step Out: Walk to Stop DiabetesStreet Beat: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Next, Angela Gallegos from the American Cancer Society and Kathleen McFry, the Co-chair of Canton’s Bark for Life event along with Kathleen’s therapy dog, Bo, shows how taking your dog for a walk can raise much needed funds during the upcoming “Bark for Life” event on Sept 21.

Street Beat: Canton's Bark for LifeStreet Beat: Canton’s Bark for Life

Finally, the PurpleStride Walk supporting  Pancreatic Cancer research on Sept 29 is explained by media representative David Fuehrer from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  He is joined by Dr. Robert Jury, from the Beaumont Health System one of the three honorary Co-chairs for the Walk. The other two Co-chairs for the PurpleStride Walk are Dr. Philip A. Philip from the Karmanos Cancer Center & Wayne State University, and Dr. Diane Simeone from the University of Michigan.

Street Beat: PurpleStride Detroit WalkStreet Beat: PurpleStride Detroit Walk

Tune in to Street Beat Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on CW50.

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