Health
Thursday, September 21st, 2000
Bike-a-thon Riders fight childhood cancer Oct. 15
For his 17th year, Ron Breeding is calling on Seaford residents to join the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon slated for Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School.

Volunteer workers and riders are needed for this Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the world famous research center in its battle against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. "We're looking for riders and helpers who will contribute their time and talent to help children live. We really need lots of riders, since they are the ones who can make this bike-a-thon successful," Breeding said.

In the Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate. Those who raise $35 will get a certificate and a special St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a barrel tote bag as well as the certificate and the T-shirt. Also plans are being made to give a $100 savings bond to the top fund-raiser plus great gifts will be given to the boy or girl in each of the following age groups who collect the most money.
The age groups are:
high school and above, fourth grade through eighth, and third and below.

Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride may call Ron Breeding at 629-3964.

Adult Plus+ features new walking track, free health screenings
Register for a free health assessment by Adult Plus+ program at Del Tech Monday, Sept. 25, will be the kickoff celebration for the new Adult Plus+ "On the Bay" program which will feature a free body fat and weight screening along with refreshments, prizes, and tours of the new pondside walking track. Participants will receive a free Baymilers logbook. Meet at the Adult Plus+ Exhibit Hall at 1 p.m. or the Student Services Dining Hall, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the health screenings. Community sponsors include Bayhealth Medical Center and the American heart Association.

Other upcoming health sessions include a free blood pressure screening on oct. 23 and a low-cost ($4) cholesterol screening on nov. 27. For more information about the Adult Plus+ "On the Bay" program or other Adult Plus+ offerings, call 856-5618.
AIDS group seeks board candidates
The Board of Directors of the Sussex County AIDS Committee (SCAC) will hold its annual elections on Monday, Oct. 9. During the month of September, SCAC is seeking candidates for four seats that are available this year. They include three three-year terms and one one-year term.

For more information about the agency or to learn more about the Board of Directors elections, please contact Becky Craft or Jackie Ignacios at (302) 644-1090.

Stroke Presentation Sept. 27
The Nanticoke Senior Center is proud to present the latest in our series of health discussions. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m., our Out-Reach Worker, Cindy, will give a talk on strokes. She will provide information on prevention and coping with the effects of strokes.

Peer Sharing Group every Thursday
The Nanticoke Senior Center is glad to offer this support group for seniors. Any senior needing someone to talk to or maybe willing to listen is welcome to come. Meetings are every Thursday, at 1 p.m. Call 629-4939 for more details.


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