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On Oct. 3, doctors, administrators, and patients marked the 10-year anniversary of comprehensive cancer care at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb's Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center in Mt. Clemens. The Cancer Center was started by the late Ted Wahby, former mayor of St. Clair Shores and Macomb County treasurer, and a group of doctors at the Mt. Clemens hospital.
Life Remodeled, a Detroit nonprofit that invests about $5 million in cash, labor, and materials in one Detroit neighborhood each year, invested in the Durfee Innovation Society for its 2018 Six Day Project in early October. Life Remodeled leased the formerly unused Durfee Elementary-Middle School and re-purposed the building into a community innovation center that offers space for nonprofit organizations and businesses to co-locate, share resources, and achieve greater community impact. About 10,000 volunteers worked on the space and surrounding neighborhood during the six-day project.
The Cure Multiple Myeloma Corp. hosted its eighth annual Wine and Dine in the D on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. The evening included a roundtable discussion; food and wine from more than 20 restaurants, wineries, and breweries; live entertainment, a silent auction; and an afterglow with desserts. Proceeds benefited the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, which is committed to accelerating treatment development for multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.
Ghafari Associates, an architecture, engineering, process design, consulting, and construction firm, celebrated 36 years in business through a TechConnect open house for its clients, collaborators, and nonprofit partners on Sept. 27 at its Dearborn headquarters. Guests enjoyed drone flight demos, experienced virtual and augmented reality, and saw 3-D prototyping in action.
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan hosted its inaugural Tough Enough Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit. The event honored four women and one man who are leaders in the business community and whose values and ideals align with Girl Scouts’ mission. More than 160 attendees enjoyed breakfast and networking. The event raised more than $40,000 that will go toward programming and leadership development for older girls.
On Sept. 29, Michigan Opera Theatre opened its 2018-19 season with a black tie gala concert featuring opera star Renee Fleming and a special performance by the Joffrey Ballet. The event at the Detroit Opera House included a cocktail reception, a sponsor dinner, a young professionals party, and an afterglow.
Variety-the Children’s Charity of Detroit hosted its Variety Feeds Kids Luncheon on Sept. 27 at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield Township. Guests enjoyed lunch, a presentation, and a book signing opportunity by Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World. Variety Feeds Kids provides food to 1,200 children in the Pontiac Public School District who are at risk of weekend hunger.
The Detroit Goodfellows and WJR Radio hosted the Detroit Goodfellows Tribute Breakfast XXIX on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The breakfast honored Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. The Detroit Goodfellows was founded in 1914 and plans to give 33,000 area children holiday gift boxes this year. The organization also runs shoe and dental programs, camperships, and scholarships.
The National Black MBA Association Executive Reception took place on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University in Detroit. The theme of the evening was “Welcome to Detroit: America’s Great Comeback City,” and the reception kicked off the 40th annual National Black MBA Association Conference and Exposition, which was held this year from Sept. 25-29 at Cobo Center.
The Association of Latino Professionals for America Michigan presented the Fifth Annual Hispanic Heritage Collaborative Event on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at DTE Energy's headquarters in Detroit. The evening included networking, a strolling dinner, and a program featuring Oz Sanchez, American Paralympic handcyclist, triathlete, and public speaker.