Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) and its Cancer Care at Bellefonte program have produced the hospital’s 2010 Oncology Annual Report, available now on olbh.com.
Utilizing 2009 data, this year’s report has a focus on colon cancer. The report includes colon cancer facts, risk factors, screening information and details of effective treatment. In addition to information concerning colon cancer, the report contains OLBH’s cancer data summary for the prior year.
To access the annual report, visit olbh.com and select “cancer care” under “our services.” For more information concerning OLBH, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273.
Celebrity dinner is March 15
The Counseling Center Inc. of Portsmouth is presenting the third annual Celebrity Dinner and Auction on March 15 at the SOMC Friends Center, 1202 18th St. The event will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support Summer Outreach Camp for the community’s at-risk youth.
The “Celebrity Dinner and Auction: Champions for Prevention” 2011 will feature 20 local “celebrity chefs” preparing their own specialties for guests to sample. Taking center stage during the evening will be The Counseling Center’s own rendition of “Minute to Win It” and Trivia for cash prizes (provided by local businesses) and featuring game show hosts: Doc Race and Gem Morgan. In addition, a buffet dinner will be served while everyone has a chance to bid on fabulous silent and lucky ticket auction items including autographed sports collectables, dinners, cooking classes, and resort accommodations. Tickets may also be purchased for a 50/50 drawing.
A new fundraising promotion called “Safe Cracker” will be introduced. This attraction will be available for guests to take a chance on winning $25,000 by purchasing the opportunity to enter their own five number combinations to “crack” the safe. (Employees and immediate families of The Counseling Center Inc. nor the sponsoring entities are eligible to win the prize money for the Safe Cracker promotion.)
The Counseling Center’s Summer Outreach Camp, under the direction of Clarence Parker, is a nine-week summer day camp that is offered free of charge to children ages 5 to 12. Special attention is given to developing coping skills, good behavior, confidence and improved self image. The program includes supervised games, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, job fairs and prevention education.
Tickets for the event are $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10. For more information regarding the dinner and to make reservations, contact Susan McComas, director of resource development, at (740) 354-3829, ext. 240, or Amy Huffman, administrative assistant, at (740)354-3820, ext. 234. Seating is limited!