Beebe Auxiliary craft sale set for Dec. 6 in Lewes
Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Beebe Healthcare Main Campus east lobby in Lewes. For more information, contact Leslely Nance at 302-645-9360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Community: Survival Tips for the Holidays Dec. 10
Cancer Support Community Delaware in Sussex County announces Survival Tips for the Holidays at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Clare Wilson, RN, cancer care coordinator of Tunnell Cancer Center and facilitator for the Cancer Support Community, will explore positive steps for surviving and thriving during the holidays. Patients, caregivers, grieving families and healthcare professionals are welcome to attend this open session.
All programs offered at CSC are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex facility is at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth. More information about the Cancer Support Community is available at www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
Lewes orthodontist receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists recently announced that Charles S. Tjersland, DDS, MS, of Lewes is the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. MASO recognizes Tjersland for 50 years of service to orthodontists, first as a founder and president of the Delaware State Society of Orthodontists, as a president of MASO, and as MASO's delegate to the American Association of Orthodontists House of Delegates for 16 years. He had previously received MASO's Devlin Award and the AAO's Brady Award for Outstanding Service. For more details, see the 2013 fall issue of the MASO Journal at maso.org.
Bayhealth hosts Al-Anon and Alateen groups
Bayhealth is hosting weekly Al-Anon and Alateen support group meetings at Bayhealth Kent General. The meetings will be at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in the General Foods Conference Rooms at Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Dover.
Al-Anon and Alateen are free and open to anybody who has a friend or family member suffering from alcoholism. The group provides fellowship and support, and helps members learn from other members who share similar experiences. Al-Anon and Alateen also provide insight on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to ending alcohol and substance abuse. Alateen focuses on young people ages 13 to 19 who are impacted by a family member’s abuse of alcohol. For more information call 866-460-4070 or go to www.marydelalanon.org.
HIV/AIDS support group meets
A support group for HIV/AIDS will meet every other week starting at 7 p.m. in the Branford Lounge at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. It is sponsored by Epworth UMC, CAMP Rehoboth, AIDS Delaware and Delaware HIV Consortium. For more information, contact David at email@example.com.
Brain injury support group meets monthly
The Sussex County brain injury support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company on Route 26. For information, call facilitators Beverly and Ed Bell at 302-537-9016.
Tammy Nails donates funds from origami cranes to Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community Delaware is the beneficiary of funds raised through the sale of origami cranes at Tammy Nails, 19897 Hebron Road, Rehoboth. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support free programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in Sussex County. Tammy Nails can be reached at 302-227-2716; hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to create a dimensional sculpture without using cuts or adhesives. Cranes are particularly appropriate for this fundraiser as they symbolize longevity and peace.
More information about the Cancer Support Community Delaware and Strides for Hope is available at www.cscde.org.
Benefit raises $3,500 for Vance Kane Memorial Fund
Kane Electric and 1776 Steakhouse, along with the Kane family, hosted a successful fundraiser Nov. 14 for the Vance Kane Memorial Fund, raising more than $3,500. This fund supports the breast health programs at the Tunnell Cancer Center. All proceeds went to the Beebe Medical Foundation. Judy Aliquo, CEO and president of the foundation, and Beth Salaman, event coordinator, were there to accept donations and sell tickets.
About 75 people enjoyed a complimentary happy hour. Tom Holmes, Tammy Mozingo and Johnny Farquhar, owners of 1776, provided a wonderful buffet of appetizers with fantastic service provided by Gary Taylor, Andrea Campanelli and Johnny Farquhar. A 50-inch Samsung smart TV donated by Kane Electric (Tim and Terese Kane) and Vance and Kathy Kane was among the auction items; other donors included J. Melchiorre & Sons, Frank and Louie’s Italian Specialties, Boulevard Ford, Jiffy Lube of Lewes, Harry and David, John and Stephenie Grefe, Beth Grefe, and Matt and Michelle Pennino. Tatim Kane sold 50/50 raffle tickets.
American Lung Association issues 2013 Christmas Seals
The American Lung Association has issued its 2013 Christmas Seals. The Christmas Seal funds help the American Lung Association battle lung cancer, asthma, influenza, tobacco use, air pollution and more.
Those who would like to support the American Lung Association can purchase this year’s Christmas Seals at www.ChristmasSeals.org. The site includes images of past Christmas Seals as well as information about how the ALA uses each donation to fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Christmas Seals supporters can also share this year’s Christmas Seals on Facebook to show their support.
DBCC's Southern Lights of Life Gala to take place Feb. 23
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will host the 2014 Southern Lights of Life: An Evening of Living and Giving Gala from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. DuPont Highway in Dover. This event, Kent and Sussex counties’ premier breast cancer fundraiser, will include a gourmet dinner and cocktails, live and silent auctions, live entertainment and a fashion show featuring models who are breast cancer survivors. All funds raised support DBCC’s programs and services in Kent and Sussex counties.
For more information visit http://www.debreastcancer.org/SLOL.
For more information about Southern Lights of Life, contact Michelle Marshall, event coordinator, at 302-672-6435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.