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Mary Free Bed patients treated to Spa Day

A Day at the Spa

Patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital received some extra special pampering ahead of the holidays, thanks to volunteers and the Recreational Therapy department. Mary Free Bed’s recreational therapy gym was transformed into a salon, where students from the Paul Mitchell School in Grand Rapids treated patients of all ages to complimentary manicures, haircuts and…


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Amway River Bank Run

The Amway River Bank Run is Saturday, May 11 in downtown Grand Rapids. Mary Free Bed sponsors 25K handcycle and wheelchair racing divisions for competitive handcyclists and wheelchair athletes only. Divisions are not designed for leisure racing. Click here for race details and registration information. Contact Christy VanHavar at 616.840.8207 with questions about the event….


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A Mary Evening at Olive’s

A Mary Evening at Olive’s 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 Join us for an evening of eating and drinking with celebrity bartenders Kent Riddle and Mary Free Bed Foundation staff at Olive’s in the Gaslight Village. Olive’s will generously donate 20% of all sales during the event to support Mary Free Bed’s Betty Bloomer Ford…


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13th Annual Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Sled Wings Fundraiser Game

In this unique and highly-anticipated event, the Griffins will host a friendly yet competitive game of sled hockey with the Grand Rapids Sled Wings. This event benefits the Griffins Youth Foundation and the Sled Wings. Experience sled hockey for a $1 donation. Griffins players and coaches also will be on hand for autographs.


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Halloween Heroes parade

WHO’S INVITED:Kids of all ages who use any type of wheelchair. Wear your costume and join us! Your family and friends are welcome, too. WHAT: Halloween costume parade complete with marching band. WHERE: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy St. SE – Main Entrance Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy St. SE


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Fifth Third River Bank Run

The 41st annual Fifth Third River Bank Run is Saturday, May 12 in downtown Grand Rapids. Mary Free Bed sponsors 25K handcycle and wheelchair racing divisions for competitive handcyclists and wheelchair athletes only. Divisions are not designed for leisure racing. Click here for race details and registration information. Contact Christy VanHavar at 616.840.8207 with questions…


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Education Series: Break Free – Building Healthy Bones

Break Free: Building Healthy Bones When was the last time you thought about your bone health? Hear practical advice about: •Which foods strengthen bones •How to prevent falls •Ways to reduce your risk for fractures Bring your questions and bone up on your health with experts from the Mary Free Bed Bone Health Program. Education…


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A Mary Evening at Olive’s

A Mary Evening at Olive’s 6-9 pm Wednesday, May 2 Join us for an evening of eating and drinking with celebrity bartenders Kent Riddle and Mary Free Bed Foundation staff at Olive’s in the Gaslight Village. Olive’s will generously donate 20 percent of all sales during the event to support Mary Free Bed’s Betty Bloomer…


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Education Series: Battling Cancer with Rehabilitation

Learn how to manage cancer’s impact on your physical and emotional health. Dr. Christian VandenBerg, an expert in cancer rehabilitation, knows treatment is more effective and better tolerated if rehabilitation happens before, during and after it. He’ll provide tips and tools to help you and your loved ones overcome the effects of cancer to maximize…


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Education Series – Spring into Action: Live Your Best Life

March 14 – Terence Reuben Spring into Action: Live Your Best Life Being healthy isn’t just about eating right and exercising. It’s about everything you do, whether you’re 18 or 80, in shape or not. There’s no “one size fits all” strategy, but the general concepts are the same. Discover the tools to guide you…


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