Auxiliary plans 40th annual winter gala
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will hold its 40th annual
Winter Gala, Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
The event entitled "Affair to Remember" is being co-chaired by Wendy
Karnish and Pat Olekszyk.
The evening will consist of cocktails at 6 p.m., a buffet dinner at
6:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. till midnight. Black tie is optional.
Tickets for the event will be available in December. For additional
information contact Nanticoke's Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext.
'Tree of Dreams' comes to Dover Mall Dec. 3-5,10-12
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware announces that the "Tree of
Dreams" will be held at the Dover Mall the weekends of Dec. 3-5 and
Dec. 10-12 during mall hours.
The "Tree of Dreams" is decorated with ornaments that have gift items
printed on them that reflect the needs of the RMH House and the RMH
Family rooms. Shoppers select an ornament, purchase the gift, and
donate it to the House.
One third of the 8,500 families that the Ronald McDonald House served
since opening 8 years ago are from Kent and Sussex county.
The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for families of
seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals.
parents find the support and understanding of other families in similar
situations, as well as safe, inexpensive lodging.
NHS Auxiliary to meet
The regular meeting of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will
be Wednesday, Dec. 8. This will be a luncheon at the Seaford Golf
and Country Club. Cost $11 and reservations are a must. The Auxiliary
meeting will be at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.
The Seaford high School chorus will entertain the members. All members
should try to attend the meeting as there will be an election of officers
and voting on the annual gift to the hospital.
A quorum is necessary to conduct the business.
McDonald House lighting
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware celebrates "Share A Night" on
Thursday, Dec. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House. There
will be entertainment and light refreshments.
Ronald McDonald will throw on the switch to turn on more than 20,000
holiday lights outlining the house.
Organizations, businesses, classes and schools are invited to contribute
$15 or more to the house.
Each $15 represents a night's stay at the house for families with
ill or injured children who are being treated at an area hospital.
Lighting is designed, hung, and donated by Delaware's Rich Faucher of Red Lion
The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families
of ill or injured children receiving treatment at an area hospital.
A supportive and nurturing environment is provided for families during
times of emotional and financial stress.
For information on how you or your group, school, class, or business
may participate, phone the House at 302-656-HUGS or 888-656-HUGS.
SHARP Center dates
The SHARP Center is an HIV/AIDS resource center available to the community
and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The center houses over 400 book titles,
40 videos, pamphlets and brochures, and hosts an internet accessible
work station. The SHARP Center also offers client advocacy, educational
workshops and outreach, and free HIV testing. The SHARP Center is
a not for profit organization supported by donations and the Delaware
HIV Consortium. The SHARP Center is located at 107B South St. in Rehoboth.
HIV Testing in Rehoboth
In addition to the Sussex County AIDS Committee providing free and
anonymous testing every Thursday, 4-6 p.m., the SHARP Center will
now offer free and anonymous testing by appointment five days a week.
The SHARP Center, uses the OraSure HIV test which is an oral test
that requires no blood to be drawn. For more information, please contact
Jeanne at (302) 644-1094.
Internet Access training
On the second Tuesday of each month there will be an internet training
session held at the SHARP Center. Karene Jules-Chester, from the Delaware
Academy of Medicine, will offer training from 10 am. to noon and again
from 1 to 3 p.m.
The training will cover internet access, focusing on how to search
for literature. The sessions are limited to three participants per
session. The next scheduled class is Tuesday, Dec. 14. Please contact
Jeanne at (302) 644-1094 to register.
Free Hepatitis Workshop
The SHARP Center will be sponsoring a hepatitis workshop at the Georgetown
State Service Center, Public health Conference Room on Dec. 21 at
The presenter Regina Z. Crocker RN, BSN, OCN, from Scherling Oncology/Biotech,
will focus on the epidemiology of hepatitis C and the risk factors
associated with hepatitis.
She will also be reviewing the different types of hepatitis viruses.
Light refreshments will be served. Please register in advance by calling
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