Go Pink Bake Sale The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Go Pink Bake Sale on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the cafeteria vending area at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Proceeds will benefit Nanticoke Cancer Care Services, which is expanding its Infusion Center to meet the cancer needs of the community. Technology advancements at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center include the implementation of an Electronic Medical Record software system to provide collaboration of patient records from the hospital to the cancer center and a new CT scanner for treatment planning. The new CT scanner will reduce the need to transport patients outside of the community. For more information, contact the EAC at 536-5390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Prevention Class Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a two-session Diabetes Prevention Class on Monday, Oct. 24 and Monday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This course is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Utilizing resources developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), this course provides individuals with basic tools to help them make appropriate lifestyle changes and reduce their risk for developing diabetes. Cost is $20 per person and a physician referral is required for registration. For more information or to register, call 629-6611, ext. 2288.
Easter Seals walk/run There is still time to register your team for the fourth annual Easter Seals Delaware & Marylands Eastern Shore Walk With Me & 5K Fun Run Delmarva event to be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Not only will walkers share the company of event ambassador, Bryson, who receives services from Easter Seals, they will also be serenaded by Elvis (Bob Lougheed). Miss Delaware and Kody OBear of Kodys Kids, Inc. will also be joining walkers along their route. There will also be Delaware State Police K-9s, face painting and more to entertain the entire family. Registration is available at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva or by contacting Linda Forte at 302-253-1100, ext. 1121 or email@example.com. To learn more about how Easter Seals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.
Believe to Achieve 5K Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host their first annual Believe to Achieve 5k Fun Run/Walk for patients and their family and friends at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Hoopers Landing Fitness Trail located around the perimeter of the Hoopers Landing Golf Course in Seaford. Registration is from 8-8:40 a.m. This free event is for all ages and fitness levels. For more information about the event or to RSVP, contact Sharon Harrington, marketing director, at 629-6611, ext. 8950 or HarringtonS@nanticoke.org.
CANCER? SERIOUSLY? showing The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to collaborate with the American Association of University Women Coastal Georgetown Branch and the League Of Women Voters¨ Of Sussex County to present the second annual Womens Film Series. The focus of this monthly series is to inform, inspire, and empower audiences by exploring a range of womens issues through the art of film. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the series continues on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. with the uplifting and emotive documentary, CANCER? SERIOUSLY? For many, the aftermath of breast cancer is the most difficult part of the journey. It was in this crucible of struggle that six sisters in survivorship set out on a journey to document their lives after the storm. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is also collaborating to offer this screening. A post film discussion will be led by Connie Holdridge, a program manager in education and survivorship at the Sussex County office. Several breast cancer warriors will be in attendance to share their stores. Admission is $9 per screening. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 645-9095.
The screening will be held at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Lewes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Nanticoke receives certification Nanticoke Health Services announces the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Nanticoke Health Services was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. Certification is valid for three years.
Boys & Girls Club receives grant The American Lung Association in Delaware has announced the 28 recipients of the Delaware Division of Public Health Mini-Grants for 2016-2017. Area recipients include the Boys & Girls Club of Seaford/Laurel. The mini-grant program was established to enable Delaware communities to develop their own tailor-made smoking education, prevention or cessation programs. It is estimated that these programs will educate more than 10,000 Delawareans about the dangers of tobacco use.
Annual Tributes awards dinner Nanticoke Health Services will hold its 12th Annual Tributes for Healthcare Leadership awards dinner on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m., at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. This years celebration will honor Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals 65th year of service to the community. Nanticoke Memorial was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1951, in honor of those who served our country in World War II. The Charles C. Allen, Jr. in Philanthropy Award will be presented to Kent T. Peterson of Seaford. Peterson served as a member of the Nanticoke Health Services Board of Directors and four years as chair. He has dedicated his life to the Seaford community through his philanthropic support and commitment to numerous service organizations. Most recently, Peterson and his wife served as campaign chairs for a $5 million dollar expansion project for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Thomas R. Mullen, DMD, of Seaford, will be inducted into The Physician Hall of Fame. For more information and reservations, call 536-5390 or email FioriC@nanticoke.org.
DBCC plans fundraising walk The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is preparing for the Seventh Annual Monster Miles for a Cause Walk at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 22. The untimed walk, which takes place during breast cancer awareness month, is a family friendly event. Attendees are encouraged to walk in honor or in memory of someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. The event includes food, vendors, and team prizes. Registration will begin at 8 am and the walk steps off at 10. To register, visit www.debreastcancer.org. Monster Miles will be held rain or shine and costs $20 per individual in advance and $25 for day-of registration. Individuals can also participate as part of a team. Children 12 and under can walk for free with an adult. New this year, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will have a beer garden after the race along with a souvenir for each participant. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Michelle Marshall, DBCC event coordinator, at 302-593-9924 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, call 866-312-DBCC (3222) or visit www.debreastcancer.org.