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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 National MS Society announces launch oflnternet site In an effort to increase commu- tional opportunities and public ad- the Greater Delaware Valley and nationally regarding MS. information about MS than any nication with and awareness of thousands of area residents with multiple sclerosis (MS), the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has announced the launch of the Delaware Valley MS Web site <>. The site was created as a donation to the society by GDA Digital Media of Wilmington, and will enable area residents to access informa- tion about Chapter services, na- tionil research, programs, educa- vocacy efforts. "From the beginning days of GDA Digital Media in 1993, we knew that giving back to the local community was to be a corner- stone for the company," said Mike Russell, creative director at GDA Digital Media. "We felt strongly that our creative and program- ming efforts could help make the site useful and inviting, and, as a result, help the chapter immense- ly." According to Judith G. Cohen, Chapter's president and CPO, "This site enables our chapter to reach the more than 7,500 people in the region with MS and their families. We are extremely grate- ful for GDA's support." Cohen said she realized early in the chapter's discussions about an Internet site that it needed to be "designed just right. GDA has been extremely helpful in devel- oping the site; we needed a site that could keep people informed of all the developments locally Equally important, GDA devel- oped tools for our staff, so we can keep the site current without learning how to program web sites." The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more MS research than any other voluntary non- profit organization in the world, a total of $200 million since its in- ception in 1946. In addition, the group serves more people with the disease and their families and provides more other group worldwide. The mis- sion of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. GDA Digital Media, Inc. is a member of GDA Companies, a Wilmington-based communica- tions firm. It is an interactive mul- timedia development company. For more information, call the National Multiple Sclerosis Soci- ety at 800-548-4611 or GDA Dig- ital Media at 302-656-4445. Briefly Free blood pressure screenings available The American Heart Associa- tion will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following loca- tions: Millsboro Edgehill, Nov. 5, I0 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lewes Senior Center, Nov. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Re- hoboth Pharmacy, Nov. 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Rehoboth Edgehill, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. tO 1 p.m.; Lewes Edgehill, Nov. 18, 1:30 to 4:30 p,m.; Peddler's Village Edgehill, Nov. 19, 10 a;m. to 1 p.m.; and Med Labs Lewes Patient Center, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. Women's Wellness and Resource Center at 424-5540. Dinner for Gov. duPont raises $16,000 for arthritis Former Delaware Gov. Pierre S. duPont IV was honored by the Delaware Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, on Oct. 20, and re- .ceived the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award. The event raised more than $16,000 for the foundation's research programs and public and professional edu- cation. More than 108,000 Delaware- ans are affected by arthritis or a re- lated disease. For more information, contact the chapter office at 800-292- 9599. "Wellness and You" workshop for women planned for Nov. 24 Bayhealth Medical Center Mil- ford Memorial Hospital will hold a workshop on "Wellness and You," Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Women's Wellness and Re- source Center, Suite 3, located at 200 Kings Highway, Milford. Barbara Basin will lead the pro- gram and participants will learn about herbal therapies, diet and exercise. To reserve a seat, call the P.L.Active to meet weekly beginning Nov. 6 P.L.Active, a bereavement sup- port group for people living with AIDS, and people who have lost significant others to AIDS or other catastrophic illnesses, will meet every Thursday for six weeks, be- ginning Nov. 6. The group will meet at the parish house located at- 2nd and Mulberry streets, Lewes. This is a professionally facilitat- ed program; confidentiality is as- sured. 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Ir The Health Club For Every-Body One On One Personalized Training Cardiovascular Conditioning * Diet Counseling Camelot Shopping Center (302) 227-8363 I I I Diabetes Association volunteers contacting neighbors this month to encourage them to test for disease Volunteers for the American Diabetes Association will begin contacting their neighbors this month by mail to encourage them to take a test to find out if they are at risk for diabetes and to make a small contribution to benefit re- search and treatment. Neighbors in communities all across Delaware will receive a small packet from the associa- tion's volunteer "block workers" that contains a diabetes risk test, a brief letter and return envelopes for donations. Brian Posey, devel- opment director in Delaware, said, "The goal of the Community Campaign for Diabetes is two- fold. First, this program encour- ages people to assess their own risk of developing diabetes by tak- ing a simple test, and seek medical advice if they are at risk. Second, it encourages them to give a dona- tion to help the association contin- ue to fight diabetes." Nationwide, the association plans to reach more than 6 million households through the Commu- nity Campaign for Diabetes, and aims to raise more than $9 mil- lion. Last year in Delaware, the campaign raised more than $40,000. According to the American Dia- betes Association, 16 million Americans have diabetes, but half of this population are unaware they have it. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond properly to in- sulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Diabetes can cause seri- ous health Complications, such as blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke and nerve damage leading to amputation. 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