Independent Bank is joining forces with several other sponsors in an effort to show support for the Ronald McDonald House and its annual fundraiser, Run for the House. The event will be held on March 24, 2012, at Delta Dental in Okemos.

This is a family friendly event with races and activities ranging from 5K-10K races, a kids' half-mile run and sprint, and many more activities throughout the day. Ronald McDonald will be on-hand to cheer the participants as they race to the finish. Registration begins at 8:30 am with all races starting at 10 am. All kids’ activities start at 9:30 am and run until noon.

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan (RMHMM) is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized or receiving treatment at Lansing area hospitals and clinics. RMHMM offers a reasonably priced, relaxed and private place for families to sleep, eat and unwind from the stresses of their current situations. Families find a compassionate environment where they can receive support and encouragement.

Independent Bank has formed a team to support and raise money for the event. For more information about the Run for the House event, contact Dan Kreft at 517.203.3880 or visit the event’s website www.rmhmm.org/runforthehouse/ to register.