Relay for Life raises awareness, funds for fight against...

HEALTH NOTES

May 14, 2000

Relay for Life raises awareness, funds for fight against cancer

The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at Westminster High School.

Food, games and entertainment are featured throughout the night. A luminary ceremony is held in the evening to honor lost loved ones.

Teams of eight to 15 people solicit pledges, then take turns walking around the school track for 18 hours. Teams make a commitment to have one member on the track at all times. Campsites are set up for teams.

Information: 800-787-4337.

Crohn's and colitis group starting Carroll chapter

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is starting a support group in Carroll County for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, starting this Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster.

Dr. ChoonK. Kim will be the speaker for Tuesday's meeting. He will discuss the importance of attending a support group and how it can help patients deal with their problem.

Meetings will be facilitated by Mary Ellen Gannon, R.N., a medical-surgical clinical specialist.

Information: 800-618-5583.

Red Cross offers classes in CPR and first aid

The American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes in Westminster. Classes are given at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (GEL), 21 Carroll St., and the Westminster Senior Center (WSC), 125 Stoner Ave.

Participants must register and pay for classes in advance. Available courses are:Community CPR: Classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 at WSC and June 24 at GEL and cost $35.Adult CPR: Classes are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 at WSC and June 24 at GEL, cost is $32.Community First Aid and CPR: Classes are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 10 at WSC and June 24 at GEL and cost $38.

Information: 800-787-8002.

Basic Spanish classes for health professionals

Carroll Community College will offer "Occupational Spanish for the Medical Profession" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 6-29 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

The class is designed for first responders providing medical assistance and care.

Cost is $98; senior adult cost is $20.

Information: 410-386-8100.

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