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Friday in Detroit: Detroit to host 5K race to benefit child brain tumor research

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

The best day of the week is finally here — I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, April 29, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

5K race in Detroit to benefit child brain tumor research

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Downtown Detroit will host the “I Ran the D” 5K race on Saturday, May 7 raise funds for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma research.

The disease is reportedly responsible for nearly 50% of deaths from pediatric brain tumors every year.

According to race officials, participants will begin the 8:30 a.m. race at the Tiger statue outside of Comerica Park, and will be able to “finish with a stroll around the Comerica Park field.”

For more information on the “I Ran the D” 5K race, click here.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Michigan

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day aimed at providing safe and easy disposal of prescription drugs.

Across Michigan, there are hundreds of locations where residents can bring any unwanted prescription medications to. According to the DEA, almost 23,000 pounds of unwanted prescription pills were collected solely in Michigan.

Oxford school superintendent warns community about recent "Law and Order' episode

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In a message posted to the Oxford Community Schools website, the district's Superintendent Ken Weaver sent out a warning to the community regarding Thursday's episode of NBC's "Law & Order" as a potential "traumatic trigger for our school community."

The episode, titled "Legacy," appears to be inspired by last year's mass shooting at Oxford High School that left four students dead and six other students and one teacher injured.

In the letter, Weaver talked about recommendations from trauma specialists in regards to viewing the episode.

Trauma specialists are recommending families not view this episode of 'Law and Order' as it may be retriggering and result in a barrage of intrusive memories based upon your own traumatic experiences that occurred on November 30, 2021. Such memories triggered by the story line may overwhelm individuals and their ability to cope, setting backwards their recovery and healing process.

Lions get active on first day of 2022 NFL Draft

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The Detroit Lions selected defensive end Aidan Hutchinson out of the University of Michigan with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday.

In a shocking move shortly after, the team also traded up to draft wide receiver Jameson Williams of Alabama. at No. 12.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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