Thursday, October 12th, 2000
Health Journal

Bike-a-thon fights childhood cancer
Ron Breeding asks area residents to join the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon this 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 Seaford City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride may call Breeding at 629-3964.

Delaware Tech pediatric first aid
Parents, teachers, and day-care providers can increase their caregiving and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.

Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains, bleeding, and insect bites. Special emphasis on rescue breathing/choking. The course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing for a three-year course completion certificate. Two-session courses meet Oct. 16 and 18, or Nov. 13 and 15, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30.

For information and/or to register, call Corporate & Community Programs at 854- 6966.
Health Fair at Mt. Calvary Oct. 14
A Health Fair will be hosted at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Free to the public the topic will be "Proper Foot Care." There will be free examinations of your feet by trained professionals. Persons suffering with Diabetes need regular foot care - so just stop in. Information will be provided by Dr. Jona D. Gorra, M.D. and Sandra Purnell, R.N. Refreshments will be served

Reality therapy seminar at Del Tech
A seminar on reality therapy to be held at Delaware Tech on Oct. 20-21 can help counselors, psychologists, church leaders, and social services workers understand this treatment method.

Control and reality therapy theory, applications, and effectiveness within the counseling situation will be explored. The course uses a combination of group discussions, role playing, and lecture. Instructor Sally J. King is a graduate of the Owens Campus; she holds a B.S. in behavioral science, a master's degree in psychology, and is certified by the Institute of Reality Therapy. The course is pending approval by the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Workers.

Sessions meet Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.- noon. The fee is $50. Call 854-6966.

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