Health
Thursday, September 07, 2017
 
Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show Levin Clark will present the Fifth Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Registration takes place the day of the event from 9 a.m. to noon, a parade will go through the circle at 2 p.m. and the Glass Onion band will perform at 5. Last years event raised nearly $6,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. This years event will feature cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Hall of Fame NASCAR driver Harry Gant will sign autographs. Also included will be food and craft vendors, helicopter rides, and demonstrations by the State Police canine division and mounted division. The event will be judged with 66 trophies in various categories. For more information, visit www.debreastcancer.org or call Levin Clark at 302-500-1128.

Support KINfolk program September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, every year for nearly a decade, Grotto Pizza sells Dollar Cards to raise money for KINfolk, a non-profit organization that provides free laptops and Internet access to children who are hospitalized or homebound with injury or illness. Each year, Dominick Pulieri, Grotto Pizzas founder and owner, matches dollar-for-dollar all proceeds earned in card sales. KINfolk Dollar Cards will be sold in all year-round Grotto locations in Delaware and Maryland. Children whose lives have been disrupted by cancer, disease or injury crave the sense of normalcy e-mails, instant messaging, and even homework assignments provide. KINfolks computers provide a lifeline for these children, helping them stay in touch with family and friends. KINfolk is based out of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. As there are no pediatric wings in Kent and Sussex counties, every child who requires extended care is sent to a remote location, making the services of KINfolk important to all of us who live here. To date, KINfolk has served thousands of sick children in 32 states around the country.

Delaware Multiple Myeloma Group The next meeting of the Delaware Multiple Myeloma Information and Networking Group takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Lavender Fields, 18864 Cool Spring Road in Milton. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting includes participant sharing and questions, and review of the latest research on novel therapies. The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Information and Networking Group is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation, the leader in global collaborative myeloma research

Bereavement program offered Beginning Monday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m., the Cancer Support Community collaborates with Delaware Hospice to host a six-week Bereavement program, Living With Loss, facilitated by Midge DiNatale, BA, GC-C. This series is free of charge and open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year. The Cancer Support Community is located in the Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth. Space is limited. Call 645-9150 for more information and to register.

Childbirth classes offered Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers maternity education classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class meets each Thursday for a total of five weeks Ð four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week focused on breastfeeding. Classes are offered: Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2; and Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, and 12 (Tuesdays) The maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. They will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticokes Mother & Baby Care Center. A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Pre-registration is required for either class.

To register or for more information, contact Nanticokes Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator at 629-6611, ext. 2540. To learn more about womens health services provided by Nanticoke, visit www.nanticoke.org/womens-health.

DBDCC to offer health screenings The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) will hold a ÁVIDA!ª Multicultural Screening and Health Fair at the Georgetown Fire Company on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ÁVIDA!ª is a multicultural health fair targeted on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship for women, men, and children of all ages. Forums typically feature screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and bone density in addition to giveaways, childrens activities and translation services in Spanish and Haitian Creole. This free trilingual program will offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and additional resources to the public. The second ÁVIDA!ª will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross in Dover. This trilingual program is in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, which will also provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services. For more information, contact Midline Estimable at 302-212-2947.

Affordable health screenings Residents living in and around Seaford can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will host this community event on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Screenings can check for plaque buildup in the arteries related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health, cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density in relation to osteoporosis, kidney and thyroid function and more. Screenings are convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is available. Packages start at $149 but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Pre-registration is required. Call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

Vendors sought for Wings of Hope The Seventh Annual Wings of HopeÉA Butterfly Release to benefit Cancer Support Community Delaware will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, Rt. 24, Rehoboth.

Thank a police officer As part of national Thank a Police Officer Day on Saturday, Sept. 16, Nanticoke Health Services is collecting thank you cards from the community for local police officers. Thank a Police Officer Day was created in 2012 by the Whole Truth Project and is observed nationally as an opportunity for the community to come together to show its appreciation. Nanticoke is collecting thank you cards for the following law enforcement agencies: Blades, Bridgeville, Delmar, Federalsburg, Georgetown, Laurel, Rehoboth, Seaford, Delaware State Police (DSP) Troop 5 in Bridgeville, and DSP Troop 4 in Georgetown.

Free weight loss seminars Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host free weight loss seminars on Monday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m., at the Nanticoke Training Center located in the Miller Building at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. These seminars are designed to provide education to individuals considering weight loss surgery to help them make informed decisions on whether surgery is an appropriate option. The seminars will consist of educational presentations by Dr. Tarek Waked to inform individuals about the many benefits of weight loss surgery. Patients and their spouses, family s or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is required. To register, call 536-5395. To learn more about services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.na www.nanticokeweightloss.org.