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88 - CAPE G, Friday, May 1 - May 7,1998 Conference focuses on African-Ame:00:ican women's health The Second Annual Health Conference for Rural African-American Women will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., each day. The conference takes place in the Price Build- ing at Delaware State University in Dover. Admission to the conference is free and includes lectures by guest speakers and work- shops on topics ranging from acupuncture, HIV and teen pregnancy prevention. The conference is designed to bring African- American communities together to identify issues, find solutions, build leadership and enhance personal skills. Individuals will be encouraged to change behaviors to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The conference is sponsored by the Kent/Sussex AIDS Program of Children & Families First, Delaware Division of Public Health, Delaware Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Mental Health. Co-sponsors include Brandywine Counseling, CAMP Rehoboth, Delaware HIV Consortium, Kent County Counseling and the Sussex County AIDS Committee. The Kent Sussex AIDS Program (KSAP) of Children & Families first seeks to prevent the spread of HIV through outreach, leadership development and education. The organization also provides counseling and information/referral services to those with HIV/AIDS, their caregivers, and loved ones. Children & Families First is a nonprofit service organization with 11 sites in Delaware that strengthens families and builds community through prevention, treatment, education and training services. All participants must register for the confer- ence. For more information, or to register, contact Debbie Cheatwood of KSAP at Children & Fam- ilies First, 856-2388, Ext. 151. Auxifiary Continued from page 36 wheelchairs to transport patients. So who are the members of the auxiliary, and how do they get their funds? "The auxiliary has been around as long as the hospital. We started out in Rehoboth, but have an office in the hospital now," John- son said. "As the hospital has grown, so has the auxiliary." Although a separate and inde- pendent organization, the auxil- iary's sole purpose is to support Beebe Medical Center through service and funding. Monthly meetings often feature a guest speaker and always give the full membership an opportuni- ty to vote on pending projects and expenditures. Membership is open to anyone paying the $10 annual dues, but members willing to work are especially welcome. And work is required to raise the funds that benefit the hospital and, ultimately, the community. The auxiliary takes full responsi- bility for the information desk located in the main lobby. There, a trained volunteer can access computer records and direct visi- tors to patients' rooms. Information desk hours were recently expanded, and the infor- mation booth is now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Focus on Health Integrative health topic of May 5 seminar THE KNITTY GRITTY 240 Rehoboth Ave. 226-o5oo Tues. - Sat. 10-4 Beebe Medical Center is offering a Focus on Health on Tuesday, May 5, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Beebe's adult day-care center, Gull House, i Rehoboth Beach, opposite Spring Lake. Refreshments are available I at 6:30 p.m. Cheyenne Luzader will present "Integrative Health - Exploring Alternative Therapies." Luzader has been a psychotherapist for more than 25 years, with a private practice for 17 years. She completed her graduate work at West Virginia University and for the past 16 years, she has been an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Wilmington College. Seeking an understanding of the dynamics of healing, Luzader has studied healing practices in cultures around the world for more than 20 years. To register for the free seminar, call 645-3332. Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday. "They're here three shifts a day. It's a dedicated group," Johnson said. Auxiliary members also visit each new patient to offer TV access. That service is an impor- tant source of funds, but the largest moneymaker is the auxil- iary gift shop. It's a complete, full-service retail outlet, totally independent of the hospital, although Beebe Medical Center is the ultimate beneficiary. The gift shop sells everything from candy, gum, and magazines, to gift items and floral arrange- ments. Buyer Martha Tutak is responsible for the eclectic array of toys, collectibles and amusing knickknacks. Store manager Nancy Connor is usually on-site, helping visitors, patients and even hospital staff find the perfect gift. Other fundraising projects include the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary sale each fall and the annual Christmas cookie sale. Auxiliary members who enjoy crafts also sell Christmas orna- ments and decorations in the Sun Lobby. This year, the auxiliary expand- ed its popular fall book sale with a spring book sale, held in March. "People think it's so fantastic," Johnson said. "We have best sell- ers, educational books for chil- dren, cookbooks, people just flock in here. A lot of them do their Christmas shopping." All these projects require a lot of work-hours, so the Beebe Aux- iliary is always in search'of new members. There are enough dif- ferent projects planned and skills needed that virtually anyone can find a way to serve. The biggest need, said Johnson, is people willing to be on the sub- stitute list: people willing to be called at the last minute to substi- tute for an information desk or gift shop staffer who is unable to come in. Pink-smocked female members may be more noticeable, but a lot of behind-the-scenes work is done by auxiliary men, both members and members' husbands. 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