Thursday, November 30th, 2000
Luncheon/business meeting

The Dec. 13 luncheon-business meeting of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Suzanne Smith, president of the organization, will conduct the business meeting. A vote will be taken to decide the recipient of the auxiliary's annual monetary donation. Dr. Anthony Policastro and Friends will present a short musical program of Christmas music. Tommy Cooper will be guest speaker and address the group on Daybreak Counseling. Reservations are required and callers will contact members. Reservations may also be made by calling the Volunteer Services office. Cost of the crab cake and chicken salad luncheon will be $13.50. Reservations must be made by Dec. 8.

Bean Bag Babies are back

It's that time of year again. The New March of Dimes Bean Bag Babies are back and cuter than ever. Whether your taste is for the collectible Christmas Bears or the New Bull Dog, you will love these Special Edition Bears. Call today to reserve your bears as supplies are extremely limited, 302-629-0770. Last year the bears only lasted a few weeks so don't miss out on this unique collectible opportunity. The sale of these collectible bears is the first step towards increasing the funds raised for the Sussex County Walk for Babies. Last year, the walk and other fundraising efforts raised more than $23,000 for the March of Dimes and the babies of Sussex County. As always, the March of Dimes welcomes volunteers as well as teams of walkers. Start planning your team now, call Chip at 629-0770. Together we can save babies!
13th Annual Rose Day
Treat yourself, a friend, or a loved one with beautiful roses! For only $19 per boxed dozen, you can help the Arthritis Foundation solve the mystery of arthritis and make the lives of Delawareans with arthritis more comfortable today. Order by Dec. 4 and help 108,000 of your friends, family, and neighbors who are affected by arthritis and more than 100 related diseases. Flowers will be available on Thursday, Dec. 14 in Seaford. To place your order locally, contact Lynn S. Mangene at 629-5198. For more information on the Arthritis Foundation or Rose Day, call 1-800-292-9599. DTCC instructor on panel Sally Danz, a nursing instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, traveled to Washington, D.C. recently to join a national panel of experts discussing genetics and nursing. A Rehoboth Beach resident, Danz was the only panelist to represent a community college. Others came from all over the country and represented such prestigious establishments as Johns Hopkins University, the Children's Hospital Research Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, the University of California, and others. The panel was part of a national initiative sponsored by agencies of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health. During the two-day session, each of the 18 panel members delivered a presentation focusing on their activities in the areas of nursing and genetics and making recommendations to promote genetics in federal programs which impact nursing education and practice. "I was truly honored to be invited to serve on this panel," said Danz. "My participation was a result of my attendance at the Genetics Summer Institute at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and my past experience working with perinatologists and genetic counselors to learn about inherited genetic disorders. "I have had a strong motivation to learn about genetics ever since I was introduced to the subject in tenth grade," explained Danz. "During my graduate studies in nursing, I researched and presented a forum on genetics, focusing on the Human Genome Project. My ultimate goal is to learn every aspect of genetics and develop a course specifically for nursing students. Serving on this national panel has given me a unique opportunity ."