Health
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Bowling Party on March 12
Bowling Party for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes, on Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Seaford Bowling Lanes in Seaford. Light dinner will be provided. Meetings are planned once a month for support of parents of children with diabetes. Contact All or Sondra Messick, 629-8210.

Committee Meeting Set
The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet on Monday, March 15, at the Sussex County West Administrative Complex, DuPont Highway, Georgetown, at 9 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Newton Crouse, 629-7783.
Visually Impaired Group
The Seaford Visually Impaired Support Group meets in the activity room of the Methodist Manor House on the first and third Thursday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. The group meets to share concerns, support one another and to celebrate victories that they have had in dealing with lifeís challenges. Anyone with a vision problem or his or her caregiver is welcome to attend. There is no charge and the group is open to the public. For more information call the groupís facilitator, Robert Gray at 629-6204.

Colorectal Cancer Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer, which includes cancers of the colon, rectum and anus, is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, after lung cancer. Although the death rate from colorectal cancer has been decreasing for the past 15 years, the American Cancer Society estimates that 57,100 people died as a result of the disease in 2003. One in 18 Americans will develop colorectal cancer in his or her lifetime. Fortunately, colorectal cancers are highly treatable if found early. Risk factors associated with colorectal cancer include:
  • Personal history of colorectal cancer, bowel disease or polyps
  • Family history of colorectal cancer
  • Being older than 50
  • A diet of mostly high-fat foods
For more information, contact City of Hope Cancer Center at 1-800-826-HOPE or visit www.cityofhope.org.