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McKenzie Receives Grant for Reach Out and Read

Stephanie Hebbard and patientsMcKenzie Health System is pleased to announce their recent receipt of a $1,500 grant from the Sanilac County Community Foundation (SCCF) which will allow them to continue their participation in “Reach Out & Read,” a national program that leverages two extraordinary forces: the power of parents and the influence of children’s healthcare providers to help prepare Sanilac County’s youngest children to succeed in school.

2 women holding a large checkThrough this program, McKenzie family providers give away books and encourage families to read together. The Reach Out and Read program begins at a child’s 6-month checkup and continues through age 5 by giving children new books to read with their families at each well-child visit. Over that 5 year period, every participating child receives 10 new books.

McKenzie has family healthcare offices located in Croswell, Peck, Port Sanilac, and Sandusky, as well as an after-hours clinic available on evenings, weekends, and holidays.