Health
Thursday, October 06, 2016
 
Run/Walk/Stroll to benefit seniors CHEER, Inc. will host a Run/Walk/Stroll event, Sweatin for our Seniors, on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Participants can run/walk/stroll any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Each participant is encouraged to secure at least 10 sponsors at $10 per sponsor. Funds generated from the event will help support CHEER and give women an overview on what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on breast health, nutrition, exercise, financial fitness and stress management. The program will include workshops, lunch, and free health screenings. Space is limited and registration is required to attend the free workshop. Visit bit.ly/wiseandwell or call 302-778-1102 to register. For more info, contact Migdalia Garduno at mgarduno@debreastcancer.org or visit www.debreastcancer.org.

Diabetic Conversation Club The Diabetic Conversation Club, a social group (non-medical) for diabetics to discuss successes, failures, share information, and get re-energized to achieve goals, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the A.C.E. Center in Seaford. The next meetings will be held on Oct. 12 and Nov. 9. For more information, contact Linda Williams at 628-3016.

Womens empowerment conference The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) in conjunction with the Women of Wellness, LLC, will present the Total Womans Conference: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Delaware Technical Community College Campus in Georgetown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, educational conference will offer women an overview on what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on breast health, nutrition, exercise, financial fitness and stress management. The program will include workshops, lunch, and free health screenings. Space is limited and registration is required to attend the free workshop. Visit bit.ly/wiseandwell or call 302-778-1102 to register. For more info, contact Migdalia Garduno at mgarduno@debreastcancer.org or visit www.debreastcancer.org.

Benefit events for Easter Seals Easter Seals invites you to join them for several events to benefit their Walk With Me & 5k Fun Run Delmarva event on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m., at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Registration for this years Walk With Me and 5K Fun Run event is available online at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva or by contacting Linda Forte at 302-253-1100, ext. 1121 or lforte@esdel.org.

CFPM helps prevent foodborne illnesses A national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that restaurants with Certified Food Protection Managers (CFPMs) had fewer of most types of food safety violations.

Such food managers receive special training and are responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations.The CFPM must also be knowledgeable about foodborne illness symptoms, how to minimize risk factors, and how make corrective actions if necessary. Requiring CFPMs is a proactive way to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks in public eating establishments. The Delaware Food Code requires food establishments to have a Person-in-Charge (PIC) at the time of inspection, who is a CFPM. A study published in Environmental Health Insights magazine suggests that restaurants with trained and certified food managers had significantly fewer critical food safety violations.

Paddling event supports CSC Coastal Kayak recently partnered with Cancer Support Community, Sussex County in the Paddle Against Cancer fundraiser which took place at sunset on Sept. 18, in the Little Assawoman Bay. The $30 per person registration fee went entirely to support the Cancer Support Community, Sussex County, an organization which offers free cancer support programs to county residents.

Pink Ribbon Tea is Oct. 14 On Friday, Oct. 14, breast cancer survivors are invited to an afternoon of fellowship and celebration sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Cancer Support Community of Delaware, the American Cancer Society, and Nanticoke Health Services. The annual Pink Ribbon Tea will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in the Woodruff Room. If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to continue your journey toward wellness, we invite you to attend this special pink ribbon event. A cancer survivor from each group hosting the event will speak briefly about their organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Oct. 6. For more information or to register for the Pink Ribbon Tea, contact Terri Clifton at 629-6611, ext. 2577.

Easter Seals Walk is Oct. 16 Register your team for the fourth annual Easter Seals Delaware & Marylands Eastern Shore Walk With Me & Run For Us Delmarva at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Baywood Greens, 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck. Easter Seals directly serves more than 1,930 individuals with disabilities and their families in lower Delaware and on Marylands Eastern Shore. For the first time Easter Seals has added a 5k run to their annual Walk With Me event. For more information, visit www.races2run.com/events/delmarva. Registration is available online at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva or by contacting Linda Forte at 302-253-1100, ext. 1121 or lforte@esdel.org.