Go, Do, Learn

June 14, 2004

Living with multiple sclerosis

Dr. Heidi Crayton and nurse Marie Stallbaum will speak to patients about living with multiple sclerosis at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Four Points Sheraton, 1910 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

Crayton is an MS specialist at the Georgetown University Multiple Sclerosis Center in Washington, D.C. Stallbaum is a registered nurse and lives with MS. She is a former NCAA gymnast.

The program is free. For information, call 1-866-955-9999.

Camp for kids with asthma

WESTON, W.Va. - The 14th annual Camp Catch Your Breath will be held Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6, at Jacksons Mill in Weston. The camp is designed for children ages 7 to 13, and will provide a fun and educational experience for children who have asthma and who might not otherwise get to go to camp.

The camp is sponsored by Jefferson Memorial Hospital and Jefferson County Tuberculosis Foundation.


Children will share their experiences, and learn how to make decisions about their condition and express their feelings about having asthma. Children also will participate in games, sports, swimming and crafts. Campers will be supervised by staff from participating hospitals.

Permission from your family physician is required. The cost is $60 per child. If your child is not selected for the program, your application fee will be refunded. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Application deadline is Wednesday, July 14.

For information, call Stephanie Dinant at 1-304-728-1616.

Exercise and body conditioning workshops

Washington County Recreation Department and the National Dance Exercise Instructors' Training Association will co-sponsor two workshops.

Group exercise workshop will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Potential and current fitness instructors will learn about teaching group exercise. No college, science or teaching background is required. Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam, two-year certificate and membership.

Total Body Conditioning will be at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Investigate the safety, efficacy, biomechanics and coaching skills for a wide variety of resistance exercises using body weights, rubberized tubing and/or hand-held weights. Course material includes exercise programming that targets the core, upper and lower body musculature.

The workshops will be held at Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. To register, call 1-800-AEROBIC or go to on the Web.

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