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Fifth Third Bank joins Foundation’s Community Partnership Program

When selecting organizations to support in the communities it serves, Fifth Third Bank looks for those that may help its own employees and customers. Its mission to strengthen families and build strong communities complements Mary Free Bed’s mission to restore hope and freedom through rehabilitation so people can achieve their highest level of independence. That’s…


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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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Gardening-as-therapy helps Betty bloom

Betty Wustman loves tending to the flowers at her Byron Center home … bountiful roses and hydrangeas, beautiful flowering baskets and beds, and a house full of African violets. “I love, love, love flowers,” said Betty, 74, who came to Mary Free Bed after being diagnosed with polymyositis, an uncommon condition that causes muscle weakness….


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Mary’s Therapy Playground provides a fun, healing space for youngest patients

A playground is a happy place where children can explore, learn and grow. At Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s also a haven for healing, hope and freedom. Mary’s Therapy Playground is a joyful new space where the hospital’s youngest patients can work on their rehabilitation goals in a safe, secure and accessible environment. The…


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Brooklyn raises money for Mary Free Bed to honor her grandma

Brooklyn Hammer is just 8 years old, but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up. “She’s going to either U of M, MSU or GVSU to become a physical therapist,” said her mother, Sarah. While that may seem like a lofty goal for a second-grader, Brooklyn’s familiar with the field….


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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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A Mary Evening at Olive’s

Mary Evening at Olive’s 6-9 pm Wednesday, March 1 Join us for a delicious bite and beverage in the Gaslight Village and support Mary Free Bed: 20% of sales during the event will support our cancer rehabilitation program. Guest bartenders Kent Riddle, Tim Pietryga and Darrow Goodspeed will be happy to serve you and your…


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