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Susan G. Komen West Michigan launches the Alive West Michigan campaign, focused on lives saved through education, screening, and diagnostics offered locally. 

The second annual Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease symposium takes place September 18-19, 2013, at Van Andel Institute (VAI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Organized by Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Translational Parkinson’s Disease Research Laboratory and director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Science, the symposium brings together global leaders in Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative disease research. The event features detailed information sessions and presentations aimed at professionals in the research/medical field, caregivers, and those living with Parkinson’s disease. The symposium provides attendees with insights into groundbreaking Parkinson’s research, and highlights the research and work of Alim Louis Benabid, M.D., Ph.D., this year’s recipient of the Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Parkinson’s Disease. 

The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center is entering its tenth anniversary season! Season subscription information is listed below.

Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery presents "Facial Rejuvenation Cocktail Hour" next Wednesday, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come explore the latest innovations in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation—from laser procedures, BOTOX®, and facial fillers to Ultherapy®. Ask questions and get expert answers from Roxanne Cornelius, PA-C BOTOX and Juvederm National Trainer, and Debbie DeGraff, RN, NP-C and Ulthera Expert.

The Canning Diva has teamed up with host San Chez, A Tapas Bistro, to give West Michigan women a unique night of food, friends, and fun! Be part of the demo or sit back and socialize. Your first glass of sangria and light appetizers are on the house while the Canning Diva teaches you how to make one of her signature recipes on Wednesday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m. Rumor has it she is bringing a little spice your way! 

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