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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. S - Aug. 14, 2003 - 83 Castle urges funding for HIV/AIDS war in Mrica Delaware Congressman Michael N. Castle is supporting the fiscal year 2004 foreign opera- tions bill that includes at least $5 million for rapid blood testing safety programs to help reduce and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Castle wrote to Jim Kolbe, chairman of the Subcommittee on Foreign Op- erations, in April and June. He urged $7 million be provided to help the Safe Blood for Africa Foundation (SBFA) implement a rapid testing blood safety pro- gram. "This program would enable many thousands of lives to be Briefly Cancer in Common meets Aug. 12 Cancer in Common will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the sanctuary at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Cancer in Common is a spiritually based support group whose purpose is to provide a Christian environment for people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Meetings are open to anyone who is a cancer survivor or currently fighting can- cer, and people close to them. For details, call the church at 227- 7743 or Kaye Webb at 645-9711. Cancer Buddies meets Aug. 13 Beebe Medical Center offers Cancer Buddies, a support group for anyone living with cancer, the second Tuesday of each month. The group is open to those who are newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment or who are saved in sub- Saharan Africa where contam- ination from blood-bome infectious dis- eases is most prevalent," said Castle. Safe Blood CASTI for Africa Foundation is a nonprofit organi- zation working with more than 18 sub-Saharan African nations to safeguard the blood supply against HIV/AIDS. A first-strike program of HIV/AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa would ira- longtime survivors. The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m., Wednes- day, Aug. 13, in the Tunnell Can- cer Center's conference room. For details, call 645-3770. Prostate group to meet Aug. 19 The southern Delaware prostate cancer support group meets from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Milford Memorial Hospital. The meetings' are for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of their stage in treatment or recov- ery. Spouses, friends and family members are also welcome. For more information, call 877-453- 7107. Luncheon to benefit Tunnell Cancer Center A Hope is on the Horizon luncheon, sponsored by the Two by Two branch of independent Longaberger sales consultants will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Blackwater Fellowship Hall in Roxanna. The luncheon will benefit the Tunnell Cancer. During the luncheon catered by Doyle's of Selbyville, there will mediately begin to save between 350,000 and 500,000 lives by uti- lizing rapid blood testing to pro- vide for the transfusion of safe blood. "I have seen first-hand the de- spair and anguish that AIDS has had on this country when I visited Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa several years ago," said Castle. "Through the efforts of my constituent, Jeff Busch, I have learned about and supported the work of The Safe Blood for Africa Foundation. This organization is making great strides in the global war against HIV/AIDS by safe- guarding the blood supply in sub- be basket-weaving demonstra- tions by a Longaberger basket maker, and door prizes and woven baskets will be given away. Space is limited. The $50 tickets are available by calling Gladys Mixon at 537-5557. Saharan Africa from infectious disease." Estimates suggest 10 percent to 15 percent of new HIV infections are attributed to HIV infected blood and blood products in sub- Saharan Africa. In addition to HIV, many other blood-borne dis- eases - such as hepatitis B, hepati- tis C and syphilis - are spread by transfusing untested blood. Safe Continued on page 84 Maxime G. Moise, M.D. Your Health Matters Susan A. Kelly, M.D. D6LMED H6ALTH Now located at: Please call office for directions (302) 644-9080 Accepting New Patients Deciding when the time is ri.ght for assisted li00ing is dit00cult. Deciding where to live isn't. I fu are concerned alx)ut a lol one who needs some help wth daily tasks, rake a look at the Manor flottse. Manor House offers a wonderM quali- of life in a friendly; family-oriealted ,setting. Svadous a deb, of dining options and full participation in campus activities al proMded. Our supportive staff car fi>r .vur loed IGood Feet can youl ooo " live as &'pen(baltly as po.ible. HoUy (botm', our Mm'keting Mmagr, is i: here to hdp. C,dl her today and enjoy /back0ny0urf00 aga!n[ apersnalt'lr' 800"7754 'i:i: ilk 302'628- N. O MANOR H SE