Street Beat: Autism Speaks
This week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone gets information on autism and the upcoming Autism Speaks event, “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” from volunteers April Ceno, the Walk Chair, and Jason Devenbaugh, the Community Outreach Chairperson and the parent of an autistic child; and fundraisers Kayla Schmidt and Dana Costa from Team JMS. Then, Don Reid, the Director of Extraordinary Ventures Michigan, and Manager Jillian Conrad, talk about finding employment opportunities for people with autism. Finally, Leon Judd, the President of NAMI Michigan (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) talks about mental illness awareness and their upcoming walk.
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Royal Oak's Arts, Beats and EatsSunshine, smiles and a lot of tasty food would be one way to describe the holiday weekend in Royal Oak. Thousands of people came out to the streets for Arts, Beats and Eats. The annual festival is a Labor Day weekend staple with so many activities for everyone.
The CW50 Street Team Walks for Autism SpeaksHundreds of people walked for a cause to bring awareness to Autism at Kensington Metropark. The CW50 Street Team joined walkers at the 10th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The yearly event focuses on raising money and awareness for those people who have autism.
Making Strides for Sickle Cell AwarenessFrom red shirts to red balloons the color adored the streets outside of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for the 3rd Annual High Five for Sickle Cell Awareness Walk. People who were personally affected by the disease and many supporters who came for the great cause lined the area outside of the museum to walk for awareness and support efforts.
Street Beat: Holistic HealthThis week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter learns about non-traditional ways of improving your health. First, Paul Chatlin, the founder of Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, and Dr. Kerrie Saunders, the Executive Director of P-B-N-S-G, discuss the importance of a proper diet. Then, vegan chef Angela Foster cooks up a vegan meal while talking about the ease of vegan cooking. Then, Emcura Integrative Naturopathic Doctor Jen Green explains holistic ways of treating illness. Finally Anna Rusinowski, the Wellness Director for Creative Health Institute, and Dr. Tarman Aziz, the Institute’s Director of Wellness Education, explain the benefits of a wellness health institute.
Street Beat: Minority Health IssuesThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson learns about medical issues that are prominent in minority communities. First, two African American brothers are given heart transplants. Dominique and Stan Larkin both used artificial hearts implanted by Jonathan Haft, M.D prior to the heart transplant. Next, Remonia Chapman, Director Gift of Life Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program, and Kim Zasa, Volunteer Coordinator and Secretary of State Liaison, Gift of Life Michigan, talk about the need for minority organ donations and their upcoming event. Next, Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, the CEO and Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America – Michigan Chapter; and patient Kristian Garrison talk about sickle cell disease and their fundraising walk. Finally, Kristian Hurley, the Multicultural Director for the southeast Michigan American Heart Association, and Darren Nichols, a stroke survivor, talk about heart health in African Americans and the upcoming goREDTALKS, Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert and Health Expo.
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Street Beat: Autism SpeaksThis week on Street Beat, host Rob Stone gets information on autism and the upcoming Autism Speaks event, “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” from volunteers April Ceno, the Walk Chair, and Jason Devenbaugh, the Community Outreach Chairperson and the parent of an autistic child; and fundraisers Kayla Schmidt and Dana Costa from Team JMS. Then, Don Reid, the Director of Extraordinary Ventures Michigan, and Manager Jillian Conrad, talk about finding employment opportunities for people with autism. Finally, Leon Judd, the President of NAMI Michigan (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) talks about mental illness awareness and their upcoming walk.
Royal Oak's Arts, Beats and EatsSunshine, smiles and a lot of tasty food would be one way to describe the holiday weekend in Royal Oak. Thousands of people came out to the streets for Arts, Beats and Eats. The annual festival is a Labor Day weekend staple with so many activities for everyone.
The CW50 Street Team Walks for Autism SpeaksHundreds of people walked for a cause to bring awareness to Autism at Kensington Metropark. The CW50 Street Team joined walkers at the 10th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The yearly event focuses on raising money and awareness for those people who have autism.

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