Thursday, January 9, 2003
Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, in the Wesley Wellness Center employee lunchroom. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jose Pando a Lewes rheumatologist. He will speak on “New Understanding of Fibromyalgia and Central Nervous System Relationship.” Friends and relatives are welcome. For further information, call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

Interagency Council meets January 15
Kim Beauchamp of the Parent Information Center will be the featured speaker at the Sussex County Interagency Council meeting on Jan. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia House Restaurant in Millsboro. For more than 20 years the Sussex County Interagency Council has provided a forum for human service agencies to discuss their services and present new programs, as well as to learn what others in the field are doing for Sussex County residents. Normally the Sussex County Interagency Council meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June. Those who attend are encouraged to bring agency brochures to distribute. Agency representatives and individuals who are interested in attending this or future meetings may call Shelly O’Connell at 422-2078 for information.
KINfolk fundraiser benefits ill children
KINfolk ("Kids In Need") will host its second annual fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Rte. 1 in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Proceeds from both lunch and dinner will benefit chronically ill children and their families who are isolated due to their illness. Founded in 1999 by Delaware Attorney General M. Jane Brady, KINfolk is a non-profit organization that provides children (and their families) with serious, chronic illness or injury free Internet technology that connects them to family at home, friends, school and work to relieve the anxiety, pain and depression associated with their illness. All proceeds will be used to continue and expand the program. In 2002, more than 900 children used the laptop computers with Internet access during their stay in regional hospitals or while recuperating at home. Since KINfolk began in Delaware, it provides services to most of the hospitals in the state, including the Nanticoke Memorial, Kent General and Milford Memorial as well as Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. In addition, KINfolk operates in four hospitals in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including two locations in Philadelphia. KINfolk has computers in hospitals in southern New Jersey and Baltimore as well. For more information, call 1-877-KINfolk or visit