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Organizers of the annual Meridian Winter Blast
announced that this year’s event will raise funds to support Flint children dealing with health issues due to lead-contaminated city water.
Meridian Health Plan revealed it will match up to $40,000 in donations to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, a charity started by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who was among the first to raise the alarm about elevated lead levels in Flint children.
Each of the more than 40 musical acts performing during the three-day event will donate 10% of their pay to the fund, a gift that will be doubled by Meridian’s match. In addition, Talmer Bank has pledged a donation of $1 for each ride down the popular 200-foot-long snow slide.
Organizers hope to raise at least $75,000 for Flint’s children.
Winter Blast takes place Feb 12-14 at Campus Martius and features a snow slide, zip line, Taste of Detroit food tent, and two stages of musical entertainment.