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CAPE GAZE'I"rE, Friday, Au 1 - Aug. 7, Ig8'/- 48 Local residents among, the top multiple sclerosis fundrais00 rs The sun may not have been shining on the morning of Sunday, April 13, but that didn't stop close to 1,100 people from walking a 5 or 10 kilometer route to help a like number of Delawareans who have multiple sclerosis. In Lewes, 135 walkers turned out for "MS Walk Day," as pro- claimed by Lewes mayor George Smith. Walking as individuals and in teams, they contributed almost $10,000 of the $70,000 that was raised statewide for the Delaware Parenthood preparation classes at Beebe Aug. 5 Preparation. for Parenthood classes are being offered at Beebe Medical Center every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. begin- ning Aug. 5. The classes will be held in the second floor education classroom. The course provides information to mothers and fathers-to-be in the labor process, the birthing experiences, post-par- tum period, breast feeding and adjusting to the new family. To pre-register, call 645-3726. MS support group to meet Aug. 6 The self-belp support group for patients with multiple sclerosis and their families and friends will meet on the first Wednesday this month in Beebe Medical Center's Chapter of the National Mul- tiple Sclerosis Society. Local resi- dents were among the 25 fund-raisers, with Ernie Watts and Margaret Car- WATTS son in the 'top ten.' Watts, a Rehoboth Beach resident, collect- ed $665 and Carson, of Lewes, cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Laura Morris at 645-1844 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Blood sugar tests offered Wednesdays Beebe Medical Center, in con- junction with the American Dia- betes Association, provides free blood glucose testing by finger stick each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Phlebotomy Lab on the first floor. Persons should have the test two hours after eating a nor- mal meal. Call 645-3568 to make an appointment. Vaginal Birth After Caesarian set Aug. 7 Beebe Medical Center offers a new childbirth program called "Vaginal Birth After Caesarean" the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Certified child- birth instructors conduct classes SAVE ',O% MEN'S, LADLES' & CHILDREN'S SHOES FIRSY QUAIJ FOOTWEAR PLr A DISCOUNT Featuring: Sebago Docksides Keds Trotters Sperry Top-Sider Tretorn Etonic New Balance * MIA Clarks of England Wigwam * Reebok * Rockport Grasshoppers Bat sdecflonfrom over IS,0oo pairs in stock. Men's ses: N 9-14, M 6 1/2-14, W 6 112-14, WW 8-13. Wom's ss: N 6-10. M 5-1 I, W 6-10 Children's 10-3 and Boy's s/zes 3 1/2-6 LOCATIONS Route 1, Ames Plaza, Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-5828 Routes 1 at West Virginia Ave. (4 streets north of MD line on ocean side) lrenwiek Island, DB 302-539-4599 brought in $550. The other top fund-raisers were Suzanne She- vock of Lewes, with 432 and Diane Williams, also of Lewes and Sandra Blanchette of Harring- ton, both with pledges of $275. The teams with the most members were Beebe Medical Center and Burton Blasters. Local sponsors of the 1997 MS Walk included Pot-Nets, The Beach Deli, Blue Moon Restau- rant, Delaware Coast Press and" WGMD. for the program designed to assist the expectant family who has experienced a previous caesaridn birth. For more information call Barbara Stair, 645-3726. Lifesaver CPR course to meet Aug. 7 An cardiopulmonary resuscita- tion course is being offered at Beebe Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second floor edu- cation classroom on Thursday, Aug. 7. The cost is $17. For more information or to register, call 645-3248. Beebe hosts morning AA meetings on Tuesdays Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Beebe Medical Center at 10 a.m. Tue.sdays. Call 645-3311. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the nervous system. The progress, severity and specific symptoms cannot be predicted; symptoms range from numbness to paralysis and blindness. Most people with MS are diag- nosed between the ages of 25 and 40, but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can last the rest of their lives. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of mul- tiple sclerosis. The Delaware Chapter offers programs for people with MS through three offices in the state, including one in Sussex County at Beebe Medical Center. For information, call 645-1844 in Lewes, or 1-800-FIGHT-MS, a 24-hour hotline. FREE ANONYMOUS HIV TESTS FREE Health Seminar from Beebe Medical Center "Sleep Disorders and Daytime Sleepiness" THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1997 SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Salvatore Board Cerhfled Pulmonologtst LOCATION: Lewes Public Library Lewes TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Beebe Medical Center This is a free seminar. Please call 6453332 to register. 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE