Thursday, January 20th, 2000
Team Diabetes recruits for Hawaii Marathon
Local training sessions for Seaford, Salisbury
The American Diabetes Association is recruiting runners and walkers to train for the Kona, Hawaii Marathon scheduled for June 25. The flat course runs along the scenic shoreline of the Kona Coast offering a view of the Hawaiian rain forests and black lava landscape.
Team Diabetes is a fundraising program of the American Diabetes Association. Participants may run or walk a full marathon or half (26.2 miles), 10K or 5K in exchange for pledges collected.
Both beginner and experienced runners and walkers are provided with a qualified coach who will provide personalized training schedules, team clinics, team runs and walks, conditioning techniques, and nutritional information during an 18-week training program beginning Feb. 18.
Each Team Diabetes participant walks or runs in honor of a local diabetes patient. All participants who successfully complete the fundraising will receive a trip to Kona, Hawaii plus all the various training benefits of the program.
The American Diabetes Association will handle all the logistics for the marathon and trip including race applications, transportation, lodging, some meals, etc. Members also participate in team parties, receive newsletters, team singlets and T-shirts as well as fundraising materials and incentives, ideas, and support.
Team Diabetes Coach Matt McGinnis is an experienced endurance athlete, competing for six years in triathlons, and placing in the top 3 of his age group. He has run a sub four-hour marathon at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. and the Columbus Marathon in Columbus, Ohio.
McGinnis has his bachelor's degree in physical education from Salisbury State University and currently coaches varsity level sports and teaches Physical Education and Health at Delmar Jr./Sr. High School. He also has a personal stake in the cause. His older brother was diagnosed as a child with diabetes.
Meetings are scheduled to introduce the coach and answer questions about Team Diabetes. Call the American Diabetes Association at 410-543-4530 for details.
Learn more about Team Diabetes by attending one of the free, no-obligation informational meetings:
• Monday, Jan. 24, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn Express Seaford;
• Monday, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., Room 2, Wicomico County Free Library, Salisbury;
• Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m., Room 2, Wicomico County Free Library, Salisbury;
• Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Seaford.

NMH Auxiliary donates $70,000
Nanticoke Health Services president Ed Hancock received a check from outgoing Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary president Nancy Cook in the amount of $70,000 last Wednesday at a luncheon at the Seaford Golf & Country Club.
The money will be used for community programs including the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund, and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) The money was raised by the auxiliary through various fundraising activities such as the gift shop, T.V. rentals and the annual Winter Gala.
Outgoing NMH Auxiliary president Nancy Cook received her past president's pin from auxiliary coordinator Marlena Hodgins during their meeting. The incoming president is Suzanne Smith.