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] il I R! l]II[! I !i!  L 20 TUESDAY, MAY 20 - THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 HEALTH & FITNESS Cape Gazette TUNNELL CANCER CENTER TO HOST MIRACLE MILE JUNE 7 SUBMITTED PHOTO THE 11TH ANNUAL Cancer Survivors' Miracle Mile, sponsored by Bee- be Healthcare's Tunnell Cancer Center, is set for 8 a.m., Saturday, June 7, on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. The event, which is organized to celebrate National cancer Survi- vors' Day, will begin with a recognition ceremony and a presentation of the third annual Spirit of Hope Award at 8 a.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church on Olive Avenue. Participants w then proceed to the boardwalk where they will walk about a half-mile down.and back. After the walk, participants are invited to the church hall for a light breakfast and.fel- lowship. More than 100 people typically take part in this annual event. Cancer : survivors, relatives, and friends are warm y welCom to attend. Regis- tration begins at 7:30 a.m. T-shirts will be given to sufvivOrOr more in- formation, to register, or for special assistance, call the Tufinell Cancer Center at 302-645-3100, Ext, 2718. Beebe Healthcare is a not'for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting i in the communities it serves. For more information, go to www.beebe' DBCC to hold recognition awards May 28 The Delaware Breast Can- cer Coalition announces the inaugural Shining Light Awards Ceremony at the University of Delaware STAR Campus at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 28. Awards will be presented to individuals and companies in the following categories: Gregg and Stacey Bacchieri for Spot- light on Philanthropy; Elizabeth Bours for Spotlight on Survivor- ship; Bayhealth Medical Center for Spotlight on Health Care Delivery - Company; Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS for Spotlight on Health Care De- livery - Individual; and Perdue Farms Milford Plant for Spotlight on Business. Also, DBCC will recognize members of the Pink Ribbon Circle and the Maureen Lauterbach Bequest Society. The awards ceremony will recognize those who have made significant contributions to the advancements made toward end- ing breast cancer in Delaware and serve to motivate and in- spire others to be champions of the cause. The event will run through 8 p.m. and includes tours of the University of Delaware's Health Science Building on the newly renovated STAR Campus. The STAR Campus, built on the former Chrysler site on South College Avenue in Newark, in- tegrates academics with public and private partners in a medical environment. Delaware's first lady Carla Markell, a notable supporter of DBCC, has expressed her excite- ment for the inaugural Shining Light Awards, 's a breast cancer survivor and former DBCC board member, I am both familiar with the struggles of those facing breast cancer, and the wonderful support and programs DBCC offers those touched by the dis- ease. DBCC's programs are made possible due to the support of so many individuals and businesses in the community. I am positive that the Shining Light Awards will motivate and inspire others." "We are very excited because these are the first breast cancer recognition awards being of- fered in the state of Delaware," said Vicky Cooke, DBCC execu- tive director. "We can't wait to recognize the selected winners from our community and set the tone for others to follow in their footsteps. Together, we hope to end breast cancer." Proceeds from the Shin- ing Light Awards will benefit DBCC's programs. Individual tickets are $40, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about the Shining Light Awards and regis- tration information, go to www. DHSS, Alzheimer's Association release plan for patient and caregiver needs Delaware Department of port individuals dealing with the Landgraf and members of the Health and Social Services and the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter have released the Delaware State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, a major step in coordinating the delivery of services statewide to support the thousands of Delawareans and their families living with A1- zheimer's today and in the future. Over the past 18 months, a task force cochaired by DHSS' Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Dis- abilities and the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association brought together caregivers, ad- vocates and professionals from healthcare, education and social services to identify ways to more effectively meet the needs of the increasing number of Delawar- eans impacted by Alzheimer's and related disorders. Alzheim- er's is an incurable, degenerative brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and behavior. The state plan, which was re- leased at events at Christiana Care Health System's Swank Memory Center in Wilmington and the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown, outlines five goals: increasing the aware- ness and understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, bringing focused at- tention to the development of long-term care services for indi- viduals with Alzheimer's disease, strengthening support for care- givers, improving the capacity of Delaware's workforce to respond to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer's, and increasing Del- aware's capacity for Alzheimer's disease-related research and data collection, "With Delaware's fast-growing aging population, it is extremely important that the state increase and improve our ability to sup- burden of Alzheimer's disease," Gov. lack Markell said. "Govern- ment can't do this alone, so I am especially pleased with the level of collaboration we had in creat- ing this plan." The risk of Alzheimer's dis- ease increases as people age. Of Americans age 65 and older, one in nine has Alzheimer's. In Delaware, the population 65 and older is projected to double between 2000 and 2030 to more than 250,000. DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf said the impact of Alzheimer's disease places a tremendous burden on individuals and their caregivers. "We need to build public awareness of the resources and supports available for individuals and their caregivers," Landgraf said. "The diagnosis is heart- breaking, but the goal of the state plan is that no one should face living with Alzheimer's in isola- tion. We also know that the vast majority of caregivers in Dela- ware are unpaid and caring for those they love in their homes. The state plan puts a priority on building supports and services that enable individuals to provide that care without exacting a toll on their own physical, mental or emotional health." "We are extremely grateful to Governor Markell, Secretary task force and working groups for their commitment to develop this comprehensive plan for Del- aware that addresses the public health crisis of this century," said Katie E. Macklin, executive director of the Alzheimer's Asso- ciation Delaware Valley Chapter. To find aging and disability services in Delaware, contact the Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center at 800-223-9074 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week- days. Staff members can provide personalized assistance to help families find and use commu- nity services. The website www. helps peo- ple search by county for health services, adult day care, as- sisted living, caregiver support services, financial assistance, physical therapy, and transpor- tation. A free comprehensive resource, Guide to Services for Older Delawareans and Per- sons with Disabilities, is offered through the website or by calling the center. To download a copy of the state plan, go to www.dhss.del- alzheimers_plan.pdf. For more information about Alzheimer's disease and services in Delaware, go to For more information on CHEER Inc., call 302-856-5187 or go to Cleveland Ray, LPCMH, NCC I have had success in treating Depression and Anxiety in Adults, Couples and Adolescents. rm available weekdays, evenings & Saturdays. I believe in caring for each individual. Hours by appointment. Insurance accepted. 302-363.8835 17527 Nassau Commons Blvd. Suite 101 Lewes, DE 19958 BANK Discover Bank. Banking Hours Lobby Drive Thru Monday-Friday Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM 8:30AM-1:00PM 8:30AM-6:OOPM 8:30AM-1 :OOPM