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40 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 6 - March 12, 1998 Marrow a, )r ation could help in L00.00we va)man&apos;s cancer recoveJ y Lewes resident April Beauchamp, recently diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer, is currently being treated at Chris- tiana Medical Center, but her best chance for recovering from her ill- ness is a bone marrow transplant. Currently, no one from her fam- ily has been a perfect match, and Beauchamp must now seek a donor through the National Mar- row Donor Program (NMDP) reg- istry. Local residents may help in three ways: becoming a volunteer marrow donor; contributing funds for testing; and encouraging fami- ly, friends and co-workers to join the effort. A bone marrow recruitment drive will be held Wednesday, March 11, from noon to 6 p.m., at Groome United Methodist Church, Dewey Avenue and Savannah Road, Lewes. The Johns Hopkins Cancer Cen- ter will conduct the volunteer donor testing. Anyone between 18 and 60, in good health and with no history of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, heart attack or asthma may become a donor. The donor process is neither dif- ficult nor painful. Donors give two tablespoons of blood for a simple blood test. Information from the test will be entered into the NMDP reg- istry. Because of recent medical improvements, donating marrow is quick, simple and involves min- imal risk and discomfort. Costs of the marrow donation are.charged to the recipient's insurance company. There is a fee for the initial blood testing, but funding and Beebe School of Nursing students earn scholarships The Beebe School of Nursing has announced the recipients of scholarships awarded to its enrolled students. The scholarships, awarded in February, were given to students (I-r) Shani- ca Grifffin, Newark; Amy Blades, Felton; Debbie Crowell, Millsboro; Carole Robinson, Lewes; and Marie Nicholson, Milton. The awards were made possible by contributions made to the Beebe School of Nursing by Charles and Eva Nelson, Lewes; Dr. and Mrs. Carl Pierce, Rehoboth Beach; the Beebe School of Nursing Alumni; and the Myrtle Bell Estate. For more information about the Beebe School of Nursing, call the school at 645-3251. Yaalamani joins Dr. Pramod Vadlamani, med- ical oncologist, has joined the staff at Beebe Medical Center's Tunnell Cancer Center. Vadlamani joins the practice of Srihari Peri, medical oncologist with Beebe Medical Center since Septem- ber 1991. Vadlamani received his medical degree from Sid- dharatha Med- ical College, VADLAMANI Vijayawada, India, and participated in a fellow- ship in medical oncology/hema- Tunnell Cancer Center staJ tology at the University of Mis- souri, Columbia, Mo. He also served as staff physi- cian at Veterans Hospital and completed a residency in internal medicine at Deaconess Hospital, t. both in St. Louis. Vadlamani is board-certified in internal medi- cine. To make an appointment with Vadlamani, call the Tunnell Can- cer Center at 645-3370. ",My Gramma gave me these delicious Vitamins and now I'm not sick anymore." Matt Drebing (Rene Kowalski's grandson) Caregiver support group to meet March 18 A caregiver support group will meet Thursday, March 19, at the Laurel Adult Day Care at the Lau- rel Senior Center, located at 113 North Central Ave., Laurel. The group meets on the third Thurs- day of the month at 1 p.m. For more information, call 875- 2301. *Product briefing March 7th - 10:00 A.M. Lewes Library 644-2990 ,<,). ,J donations have been received to cover the cost of Beauchamp's marrow donor recruitment drive. Those who are unable to partic- ipate or would like to contribute toward testing should send tax- exempt donations to April Beauchamp Fund, c/o Wilmington Trust, P.O. Box 17, Lewes, DE 19958. For more information, call Peg- gy Conlon or Wendy Carey at 645-4236 or the National Marrow Donor Program at 1-800-MAR- ROW-2. Lewes native April Beauchamp, 45, is shown with her son, Johnny, in 1996, before her lymphoma was diagnosed. DAVID AUGUST, D.O. BOARD CERTIFIED : PSYCHIATRIST University-Quality Psychiatry in Sussex County 645-9076 RED MILL CENTER, 467 Highway One, Lewes SAVE ;O% MEN'S, LADLES' & CHILDREN'S SHOES FIRST QUALITY FOOTWEAR AT A DISCOUNT Featuring: Sebago Docksides Keds Trotters * Sperry Top-Sider * Tretorn * Etonic New Balance * Clarks of England Wigwam * Reebok * Rockport * Grasshoppers Best selection from over 15,000 pairs in stock. Men's sizes: N 9-14, M 6 I/2-15, W 6 I/2-14, WW 8-14. Women's sizes: N 6-i0, M 5-I l, W 6-I0 Children's I0-3 and Boy's sizes 3 I/2-6 -- LOCATIONS -- Route 1, Ames Plaza, Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-5828 Route I at West Virginia Ave. (4 streets north of MD line on ocean side) Fenwick Island, DE 302-539-4599