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84 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 - Aug. 14, 2003 Safe Kids Day set Aug. 13 at UD Research & Education Center Children will be the VIPs at this year's Sussex County Safe Kids Day. The theme for this event, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Uni- versity of Delaware's Research & Education Center on Route 9, Georgetown, is Summer Safety. The program is designed to help parents and caregivers in keeping their young children safe, and is sponsored by the Delaware Safe Kids Coalition in cooperation with the University of Delaware, Sussex County Council and area businesses. This year's emphasis identifies risks associated with popular summer activities and the unfortu- nate escalating number of recre- ational and sports-related activi- ties. Parents and children think of summer as the season for fun and relaxation, but emergency room doctors know it as trauma season. In fact, children will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times this summer. To help kids learn to play safe, the 2003 Sussex County Safe Kids Day will focus on bicycles, scooters, motor vehicles, all-ter- rain vehicles, water safety and many other fun activities that can cause injuries. The fun and educational festival on childhood injury prevention will include many interactive ex- hibits and demonstrations, plus costumed characters, a storyteller, face painting, fingerpainting, little train rides, a petting zoo, car seat check and more. Entertainment will feature 4-H Pot The 12th annual Long Neck Health Fair, known as Health Day by the Bay, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Pot Nets Beach, Pot Nets Bay- side - rain or shine. This is an intergenerational event that is entertaining and edu- cational, with the focus on in- creasing the public's awareness of the many health and safety servic- es available throughout the Del- marva Peninsula. Funding Continued from page 83 Blood For Africa is a small, not- for-profit foundation based in Delaware. It aims to safeguard the blood supply in sub-Saharan Africa from infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and malaria. The rapid test program is just one part of the organization's co- operation with the sub-Saharan countries to train, staff, set up blood testing centers and formu- late a long-term national program to screen for blood safety. Nets to host Health The sponsor, Pot Nets Commu- nities, will be coordinating ex- hibits, presentations and activities for all ages. Approximately 45 exhibitors are expected at the event and in addition to informational brochures, numerous free health screenings and demonstrations will be offered. There will be activities for everyone, including children, such as navigating a 47-foot ob- Day by the Bay Aug. 14 stacle course and train rides. There will also be a bike rodeo to promote bicycle safety. The event will also feature lots of great entertainment, including the DJ Connection, the Backbay Strummers and the Nautical Sounds. Prizes will be awarded through- out the day and food will be avail- able at a nominal cost from Boy Scout Troop 105 and the Coffee Press Express, new to the Long Neck area this season. Some additional priorities and initiatives of the FY 2004 Foreign Operations bill include $1.43 bil- lion global assistance to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; $2.2 billion to increase the child survival and health pro- grams fund, including $120 mil- lion for UNICEF; $1.3 billion in development assistance through the Agency for International De- velopment (AID); $425 million for reproductive health assistance; $315.5 million for international disaster and famine assistance; $314 million to fund the Peace Corps; and $800 million for the Millennium Challenge Corpora- tion. singers, a children's dance group, a youth band, puppets, a patriotic opening and more. There will also be a presentation, "Queens Speak out for Safety" and a presentation on safety rules addressing peer pressure and decision making. The Delaware Safe Kids Coali- tion challenges every parent and caregiver to join in the program to help protect America's most pre- cious resources - its youth. Presenting a Complimentary Public Education Seminar on Cosmetic Surgery We Proudly Welcome Neva Proudfoot, RDH To our Professional Staff. Now available for hygiene services. Schedule your cleaning appointment today! Brafman Family Dentistry, EA. Drs. Kevin and W endy Brafman 732-3852 Rt. 26, East of Dagsboro, DE Tuesday, August the 19th at 7pm Bayview Medical Center, Lewes Seating is limited; please call to reserve your seat! (302) 645-8100 [] Delaware Shores Plastic Surgery Louis R. Mandris, M.D. Board Certified 1539 Savannah Road, Suite 103, Lewes, Delaware 19958 Do you have a question for Dr Mandris9 ! Email your inquires to: i dr.loumandris@verizon.net [] []