Celebrating health in the African American community

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Grand Rapids is coming together to celebrate diversity and honor African Americans in our community. It’s all part of the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute’s “An Evening of Soul.”

The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute focuses onadvocacy, education, and research to improve the health and well-being of African Americans in the Grand Rapids community. GRAAHI has been around for about 12 years, and is now looked at as a model for similar programs.

GRAAHI is hosting “An Evening of Soul” on June 12 at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids. The event will honor community leaders who have dedicated their lives to achieving health and equity in West Michigan by promoting health care in the Grand Rapids African American community.

The black tie event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased through Eventbrite or through GRAAHI. A portion of all proceeds will support GRAAHI programming, services, and community outreach.

For more information, you can call GRAAHI at (616) 331-5831 or email info@graahi.org.

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