Health
Thursday, December 29, 2016
 
DBCC receives grant

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, (DBCC) Inc. has been on the forefront providing breast cancer health and wellness in Delaware for the past two and a half decades. This December, the agency received a gift to help further its mission in the form of a $35,000 grant from the Welfare Foundation.
Originally formed in 1930 by Pierre S. du Pont, the Welfare Foundation promotes the social welfare of people and communities in Delaware and southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The $35,000 Welfare Foundation grant will fund the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's Women's Health and Wellness Conferences: Mind - Body - Soul. The dynamic and informational workshops will be held in each of the counties and cover topics related to overall mind, body, holistic, physical, mental and spiritual well-being and interactive demonstrations.
The programs of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition compliment the current health care model focused on population health, compliance, and preventative risk reduction. Additionally, access to insurance for all Delawareans is now fully underway. DBCC will assist with the number of new patients entering the health system that will need a point of service for their breast health.

Bariatric Support Group

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a bariatric support group on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
This free support group is designed to provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and is open to the public.

Meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.
For more information about this support group or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 302-536-5395.

WonderFest benefits Autism Delaware

Proceeds from this year's Winter WonderFest in Sussex County will benefit Autism Delaware's statewide programs and services.
Created to provide more cultural activities for families to enjoy during the holiday season, Winter WonderFest also supports nonprofit organizations serving Sussex County residents.
The activities include the Light Spectacular - the 15 to 20 minute ride through Cape Henlopen State Park features more than 60 holiday light displays that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your car. The Christmas Village includes indoor and outdoor activities at the Cape MayLewes Ferry Terminal Grounds. Tickets for both can be purchased online at wonderfestde.org/lights-spectacular.html.
When purchasing your tickets, enter the promo code AUTISMDE to ensure that a portion of the proceeds go to Autism Delaware.
Mark your calendar to visit the Christmas Village on Dec. 30, and enjoy additional activities provided by Autism Delaware.
For more information about autism or Autism Delaware's programs and services, visit autismdelaware.org.