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February 09, 2001

Fund-raiser being held for Arthritis Foundation



Avalon Manor Health Care will host a Rock and Roll Jamboree Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual fund-raising event will benefit Western Maryland Region of the Arthritis Foundation. Residents will "rock" in rocking chairs and "roll" in wheelchairs to raise money for arthritis research, education and local support programs. Activities will include free entertainment, a bake sale, raffle and the crowning of the Rock and Roll Jamboree king and queen. Votes can be cast in the main lobby of Avalon Manor with a cash donation. Winners will be crowned at 10 a.m. the day of the event.

Raffle tickets go on sale today for prizes donated by local merchants and companies. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day, and winners need not be present. Homemade baked goods provided by volunteers and staff of Avalon Manor will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day of the event. Checks should be made payable to the Arthritis Foundation.

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Singer and keyboard player Jacob Sylvestor will perform at 10 a.m., and the Harmony Legend Barber Shop Quartet will perform at 2:30 p.m.

For information, contact Gail Snyder, activities director at Avalon Manor Health Care, at 301-733-8700. For information about the foundation, call 1-301-663-0303.

Relay for Life holding free dinner to kick off event


American Cancer Society is gearing up for Relay for Life, which will be Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at School Stadium at South Hagerstown High School. To kick off the event, the Relay for Life Committee is holding a free dinner at Williamsport Red Men Lodge Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m.

Come enjoy a fried-chicken dinner, play games, win prizes and learn how to get involved.

Cancer touches 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 2 men.

Relay for Life brings people together to celebrate hope and survivorship. Teams of eight to 15 people raise money before the event, then come out in May to spend the night with hundreds of other motivated people. Together they dance to music, walk, jog, or run around the track, eat food and camp out with their families to show their team spirit.

For information or to register, call 1-888-474-3044.

Program to focus on the intestinal system


Jane Courter, certified natural health practitioner, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Positive Changes conference room at 1185 Mount Aetna Road, upper level, in Hagerstown. In this continuing series of workshops, she will speak about the intestinal system, and the importance of cleansing and detoxifying the body.

This one-hour talk is free and open to the public. Call Courter at 301-745-5520 for information.

Senior Horizons to offer free educational seminar


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Hospital is offering a free Senior Horizons educational program for those ages 55 and older Thursday, Feb. 15, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the hospital's conference room. The guest speaker, Vickie Stouffer who works in cardiac rehab at Waynesboro Hospital, will discuss "Heart Attack and Stroke: Are Your at Risk?"

Free blood pressure screenings will be offered from 1 to 1:30 p.m. For information, call 1-888-451-2010.

Free blood pressure screenings available


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Veterans Affairs Medical Center staff will provide heart information, free blood pressure screenings and answer questions Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Canteen Retail Store on the first floor of the medical center. Heart-healthy snacks will be available.

In conjunction with American Heart Month, the center is continuing its efforts to help veterans learn more about heart disease and the services available.

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