Health Notes

Health Notes

December 07, 2003

Red Cross offers classes in first aid and CPR

The American Red Cross is offering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid classes.

Classes will be given at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC), 21 Carroll St. Westminster.

Participants must register and pay for classes in advance. Available courses are:

"Adult CPR": from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at GELC. The cost is $37.

"Adult CPR and First Aid Basics": from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at GELC. The cost is $42.

Information: 800-787-8002 or 410-764-4609.

Westminster woman raises $6,500 to fight disease

Lisa Bass of Westminster recently sponsored a fund-raiser golf tournament with 130 golfers and more than 30 sponsors last spring to raise $6,500 to benefit the HHT Foundation, which deals with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

For her efforts to research funding and educate the public about this disease, the HHT Foundation honored Bass with its Volunteer of the Year Award.

Two years ago Bass learned that her husband and then-1-year-old son both had HHT, a genetic disorder of the blood vessels that affects about one in 5,000 people. Left untreated, HHT can be fatal.

After the tournament, the HHT Foundation asked Bass to speak at its 2003 Patient Family Conference. Bass focused on educating volunteers and encouraging them to sponsor HHT Foundation fund-raisers.

Carroll Hospital auxiliary raises $55,000 from ball

The Carroll Hospital Center auxiliary recently raised more than $55,000 from its annual Silvery Moon Ball.

More than 450 people attended the annual dinner/dance and auction with the theme "Diamonds Are Forever."

Event co-chairwomen were Eileen Gist, Jalna Brown and Lori Graham. Carroll County schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker moderated the auction.

Money raised from the dance will go toward the auxiliary's pledge of $1 million to the hospital's expansion project.

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