October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the city of Lansing chose to go the distance and think pink. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was held at the State Capitol building. The walk is a noncompetitive 3 to 5-mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by the disease. What started as volunteering turned into a mission for Katie Jones. “I am a senior manager for community development at the American Cancer Society which means I get to work with thousands of volunteers across the mid-Michigan Lansing and Flint markets,” Jones said.
The Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter will be hosting its first discounted dog adoption event called Dogtober, for the rest of October. Dogtober, originally slated to begin Oct 15 was pushed to Oct 7 due to the Ingham shelter being out of room and overloaded with adoptable dogs. All dogs for the rest of Dogtober will cost $30 to adopt compared to the original $100 price tag. The price decrease is thanks to a volunteer/sponsor for the shelter donating “a lot” of money to make-up for the difference, according to Ashley Hayes the volunteer and special events coordinator of the shelter. Each adopted dog will come with a microchip, county license and rabies vaccination.