Health
Thursday, October 5th, 2000
Health Journal
NMH to receive internet-ready laptop in pediatrics
KINfolk, a non-profit corporation, established in Delaware in 1999 by Attorney General Jane Brady, will be donating an internet-ready laptop computer to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Pediatric Unit. The computer will provide free internet access to children and their families that are hospitalized at Nanticoke Memorial.

The goal of KINfolk is to make it easier for hospitalized children to communicate with their family members, schools and friends. The objective is met through the use of the laptop computer, access to the Internet, e-mail services and online chat services. Children using the KINfolk program log on to the Internet and immediately go to the KINfolk homepage. From there, they may access the web through the page, or with the proper parental permission, may surf the net on their own. KINfolk provides firewalls to help protect the children and all sites linked through the KINfolk homepage have been tested and researched to be approved as "Kid Friendly."

Today, Oct. 5, at 9:30 a.m., KINfolk chairman of the board and Atty. Gen. Brady, along with KINfolk executive director Kimberly Hoey will be at the hospital to present Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Family Services System director Nancy Oyerly with the laptop computer.

Bike-a-thon fights childhood cancer
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. 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 Breeding at 629-3964.
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 details contact Becky Craft at (302) 644-1090.

Arthritis Support Group to meet
The Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group will be holding its second fall meeting on Monday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center. The special guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Moyer, a board certified rheumatologist, speaking on the topic of osteoarthritis. All meetings are sponsored by the Delaware Arthritis Foundation and are free and open to the public. Please contact the Nanticoke Senior Center (629-4939) for further information.

Fibromyalgia Support Group to meet
The monthly meeting of the Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will be held at the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, in the Wesley Wellness Center, Inservice Room on Tuesday, oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Carol Huston, Seaford massage therapist, will give a hands-on presentation on "Trigger Point Massage for Fibromyalgia." Spouses, relatives and friends are welcome. For further information, call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

On-site screening at Bridgeville Senior
Mammography of Delaware will conduct on-site screening at the Bridgeville Senior Center on Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 1-800-654-0606 to schedule an appointment.

'Steppin' Out' Heart Walk October 7
Join the American Heart Association of Sussex County and participate in the 8th Annual American Heart Walk, Saturday, Oct. 7, at Redden State Forest in Georgetown. Registration/check-in is at 9 a.m. For details call the AHA office of Sussex County in Georgetown at 856-7386.



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