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A letter from Larry – April 2021

Hello, and an official welcome to spring and the great month of April!

April starts a very busy season for us as it relates to events and important activities leading into the summer.

We first start off with our Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit on April 13 and 14. This will be hosted virtually, and it is going to be outstanding! We will have several panels and keynote speakers that will be not only interesting, but so very informative and powerful. I hope you can join us. To register, click here.

And as April comes to an end, immediately following we will have the Fifth Annual Derby for Kids on May 1. We are getting started with our auction going online which will be available for bidding in a couple of weeks. We have great items this year for the auction and we are going to have a wonderful event at the Country Club of Detroit with a safe environment that will be festive and enjoyable. Folks will have a chance to get out their derby attire, enjoy great food, sip a mint julep and listen to wonderful music by Alexander Zonjic & Friends. Join us by reserving your tickets at this link.

We’re also promoting our new children’s book titled Champ: The Superdog of Health written by our great friend Paul W. Smith. The book features wonderful illustrations and our very own Champ talking about wellness and nutrition for kids of all ages. To purchase your copy, click here.

Thanks for your continuing support and I will keep you posted as we continue into the spring and get into the summer months.


Lawrence J. Burns
President & CEO

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