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Media Alert: Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township to Host First Annual Armed Forces Day 5K

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township (MVHCT) will host their first annual Armed Forces Day 5K and 1K on May 21, 2022 on the campus of the home at 47901 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield Township. The 1K will begin at 9 a.m. and is reserved for veteran members and their guests with volunteers and staff participating. The 5K will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public for viewing or participation. 

While registration for the 5K is closed, the home is allowing walk ups and there are no costs to participate in the 5K due to generous donations from the local community: American Graphics Printing in Clinton Township; The Center for Therapeutic Learning and Communication in Chesterfield; Therapy Management Inc. in Pontiac; Royal Oak American Legion Auxiliary Post #253; MGM Dumpsters in Ira; and C.A.R.O.L.S Army Corp. in Chesterfield. 

The home is seeking monetary donations to support the life enrichment fund which is used to improve the quality of life for members. Monetary donations can be made on-site during the race by cash or check, online at Michigan Veteran Homes - Make a Gift or checks can be written to MVHCT and mailed to 47901 Sugarbush Rd., Chesterfield Township, MI 48047.

Media are invited to attend to capture the run/walk and remarks by Samantha Razminas, activities director for MVHCT. Bryon “Kip” Brand, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, resident member and president of the MVHCT Member Council will lead the countdown to start the run/walk. Media should plan to be in place at the home no later than 8:45 a.m. and follow all COVID-19 protocols on-site. Media are asked to kindly RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or