Thursday, March 03, 2016
Diabetes Support Group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a diabetes support group from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, March 14, in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This support group is free and open to the public.
As a person with diabetes, are you struggling to make positive behavior changes in your life? Would you like to meet and share with others who are also coping with diabetes? Join this free support group where attendees will hear stories of success and struggles from fellow diabetes patients. Registration is required.
To register or for more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Education department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

Heart & Sole Run Walk

The 6th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Trinity Logistics in Seaford.
This year, 100% of the proceeds will stay local, benefitting Nanticoke Hospital's Cardiac Rehab Unit.
For more information, contact Greg or Jill at 253-3900. To sign up online, visit

Grief support group

Delaware Hospice in Georgetown offers a support group for those who are grieving the loss of a spouse or life partner on the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m.
This support group offers an opportunity to share and learn ways to cope with grief. Speak to others who share your sense of loss for an opportunity to find a new source of kinship and support. Education is provided on various topics including coping methods.
Registration is not required. To learn more about this or any other Delaware Hospice support groups, contact Midge DiNatale at 856-7717 or

Safe Sitter Class

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a Safe Sitter class on Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for children ages 11-13, who are interested in learning child care essentials and safety.
The course is designed to train teenagers how to be safe baby/child sitters. Components include infant/child development and care, safety, injury prevention, first aid, accident management, rescue breathing and choking management.

Cost is $35 per student, which includes the class and all materials. Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.

DBCC seeks award nominations

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) seeks nominations for the 2016 Shining Light Awards. These awards recognize individuals, businesses and healthcare institutions who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the early detection and treatment of breast cancer in the Greater Delaware region and who have served to motivate and inspire others to be champions of the cause. Nomination forms are available online at and due by March 4.
Award categories include: Spotlight on Philanthropy, Spotlight on Survivorship, Spotlight on Healthcare Delivery and Research, and Spotlight on Business or Organization.
Winners will be selected by an independent selection committee this spring. More than one winner may be selected in each category. Recipients will be honored at an Annual Recognition reception.
Proceeds from the Shining Light Awards will benefit DBCC's programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and provide support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.
For more information about the Shining Light Awards nominations, upcoming reception, and sponsorship opportunities, call 302-778-1102.

Walk for Autism is April 16

The 10th Anniversary celebration of the Walk for Autism will begin on Saturday, April 16, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
The Wilmington leg of the statewide event takes place Saturday, April 23 at Fox Point State Park. Walk for Autism organizers hope to attract 800 walkers in Lewes who will walk to the Cape Henlopen State Park parade field to form the world's largest human puzzle piece for entry into The Guinness Book of World Records. The puzzle piece serves as a symbol for autism.
The funds raised at the Walk for Autism support Autism Delaware's statewide programs and services, which address the range of services that people on the spectrum need to live full lives as members of their communities.
'The Lewes walk seeks to promote and highlight services in Kent and Sussex counties, such as family support, adult employment and community resources, advocacy at both the state and local levels, and awareness,' said Autism Delaware executive director Teresa Avery. 'To meet the growing need in southern Delaware and around the state, we need to continue to grow. The goal for our tenth anniversary is $220,000.'