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 27, 2010 at Hawk Island Park in Lansing. The event features a 5K walk or run. 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, and the race is scheduled to start at 10 am.

Activities for the kids 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 Web site www.rmhmm.org/runforthehouse to register.