Independent Bank will be one of several sponsors helping the Ronald McDonald House with their annual Run for the House fundraising event. The event will be held on March 26, 2011, at Hawk Island Park in Lansing.

The event features a 5K walk or run. In addition, children can participate in a half-mile and sprint event, as well as a variety of activities throughout the morning. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the race scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. The children’s activities are scheduled from 9:30 am until noon.

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan 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.

For more information about the Run for the House, contact Dan Kreft at 517.203.3880 or visit the event’s website www.rmhmm.org/runforthehouse/ to register.