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22 TUESDAY, JUNE 7- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011 HEALTH & FITNESS cape Gazette Finding out a loved one has cancer can be one of the most difficult things a person will ever have to experience, but care- givers who offer friendship, love and support to the family mem- ber or friend diagnosed with the disease do not have to go through the experience alone. The American Cancer Society hosts a series of telephone work- shops for family, caregivers and friends to learn about informa- tion and support related to car- ing for a loved one with cancer. Workshops include tips and practical problem-solving tech- niques, as well as time for ques- tions and discussion. Participa- tion is free to residents of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. No phone charges apply. Upcoming workshop topics include Nutrition and Cancer: Patients and Caregivers Need to Stay Healthy;, l to 2:15 p.m., Tues- day, ]une 14. To register visit webrsvp/register?confid=75890 22. Coping with Caregiving:. Navi- gating the Medical Systenx Help- ing Caregivers Be Advocates; 1 to 2"35 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 To reg- ister visit https://jsp.premiere- globaLcom/webrsvp/register?co nfid=628B25. Telephone workshops are led by American Cancer Society pa- tient advocates, trained clinical social workers available to assist cancer patients and caregivers with problems such as loss of in- come or lack of health insurance; locating community resources, and providing assistance with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. To register for the telephone workshops, contact the American Cancer Society at 800-966-3586 or visit shops. To learn more about pro- grams and services available in the local community, contact the American Cancer Society at 800- 227-2345 or visit For cancer news in the local community, visit kin cancer Take steps, practice sun-safe behavior Every hour, one American dies from skin cancer - the No. 1 can- cer in the United States. To help people learn easy ways to combat the disease, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SunWise program has partnered with the National Council on Skin Cancer Preven- tion to mark the Friday before Memorial Day as Don't Fry Day. EPA encourages Delaware resi- dents to learn about and practice sun-safe behaviors every day to reduce overexposure to ultravio- let radiation - the main cause of skin cancer. "Whether families and friends are going to the beach, a baseball Families to do," said Jennifer. "Now I know I just fed a dying child a dinner, gave them a warm bath, a game, or enjoying a backyard The rate of new melanoma diag- event, everyone should put on noses - responsible for 75 percent sunscreen and wear clothing and of all skin cancer deaths - was 23 sunglasses that protect them percent higher in Delaware than from harmful UV rays," said the national average from 2002- EPb2s Mid-Atlantic Regional Ad-- 06 and was the ninth highest in ministrator Shawn M. Garvin. "If you don't do this already, I en- courage you and your family to start this healthy habit today." Each Memorial Day weekend, millions of Americans kick off the summer season and begin enjoying the great outdoors. Though skin cancer risks exist all year long, the dangers are even greater during the summer months, when the days are the U.S. The EPA encourages everyone to practice the Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap sun-safety tips: Slip on a shirt, preferably with sleeves; slop on SPF 15+ surlscreen generously;, slap on a hat; and wrap on sunglasses. SunWise also recommends that families seek shade during the sun's peak hours, between 10 a.rn. and 4 p.m. Checking the UV Index to the greatest risk for overexpo- sure to the sun. In the U.S., skin cancer affects more than 2 million people each year, outnumbering the cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. One in five Americans will de- velop the disease in their life- time. Meanwhile, melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - is on the rise. It is the most common cancer among young adults ages 25 to 29. For additional sun-safety re- sources, including a sun-safety packing list and new public serv- ice announcements created by fminuodfrompop g01d iak0rlc ai tyf0rthcir 10 ,gdm0rl 01 lcg0ut-l lia0atd ra vitic bil 0kcy gh001ghildrcn, g0 t0 room. I will never again walk by side for longer periods of time. for identifTing times that pose Delaware was there for his fami- one of those boxes without emp- ly as he was a patient at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hos- pital for Children for almost six "months. Now he can walk 200 feet with a special walker and even made the honor roll one se- mester by meeting and exceed- hag his individual education plan goals. "Putting my change in those learn more, boxes used to be just a nice thing tying my change purse. Thank you, Ronald McDonald House for all you do for Delaware's fam- ilies." Since 1991, the Ronald McDon- ald House of Delaware has served over 25,000 families. One out of every five of those families resides in Sussex County. To visit An z.a's Choice in Homecare. ! (302) 329-9475 Senior Care By From A Few Hours To 24/7 Care Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation E rrands/Shopping/Appointments Hygiene sistance