What’s Happening Today – Sept. 22, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
The 3rd Annual Susan Pusey Memorial Homecoming 5K will be held in Pocomoke City on Sat., Sept. 30. Pocomoke High School holds the event to remember Susan Pusey, a beloved Pocomoke High School teacher and field hockey coach who died in 2015. You can register by downloading and printing a registration form here or you can register online here. The cost is $10 for students and $25 for adults. The first 100 to register are guaranteed a race shirt and headband. Race proceeds benefit the Susan Pusey Strong Scholarship Fund. Pocomoke High School will also be hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 7 am-11 am the morning of the race. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.
It’s safe to say that undergoing intensive surgery is never an easy process and sometimes the recovery process can be even more difficult to get through. Imagine learning how to do routine activities all over again, like standing or walking. Many patients at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children know that process all too well, which is why their staff has implemented a program to help their patients move forward with a little less stress. Sydney Whitfield talks with Physical Therapist, Kristen Lockwood, about the therapy van and how it helps patients with the recovery process.
There are as many as 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Many people do not know what an autoimmune disease is, yet as many as 24 million Americans are affected by one. One of those people is the Founder and Executive Director of “Operation Shooting Star,” Audrey Fisher Killen. She joins us on the couches today to share her story of living with multiple sclerosis. Audrey also tells us about the “Take on 10” Fall Fundraising Extravaganza. This fall, a team of 10 will participate in the Across the Bay 10k race and host local fundraisers with a goal of raising awareness and $10k for research of Autoimmune Diseases. Here are fundraisers you can attend where the proceeds go to “Operation Shooting Star:”
Saturday, October 14th, 2pm
E.T. THE MOVIE
Tickets $10 (Sold in advance and at the door)
Monday, October 23rd, 5pm & 6pm
Georgia House Restaurant
Tickets $22 Adult, $16 Kid (Sold in advance and at the door)
Friday, November 10th
O.S.S. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
The Cove at Bayside
4:00pm – 10:00pm 10% of all food sales donated to O.S.S.
7:00pm – 10:00pm Dirt Road Outlawz Band, Silent Auction, $10 cover at the door
For more information or to find out where and how to purchase tickets in advance, please call 302-524-8292
It seems lawmakers are constantly working and re-working how our healthcare is administered; however, there are ways you can take control of your own healthcare. Lisa recently chatted with Lakeisha Moore, the director of provider relations at Delaware Health Information Network, and Randy Farmer, the chief operation officer of DHIN, to learn all about DHIN and how this online portal is a safer, and more efficient, delivery of medical care.
It’s the first day of fall, but Ocean City is still celebrating the summer weather with the 43rd Annual Sunfest. 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus stopped by Ocean City to check out what’s going on this year at the festival.
Rachel Bailey and Josie Parsons join us today on the Mid South Audio Stage. They are going to be performing at the Relay for Life Wicomico County event taking place this evening. For more details on the Relay for Life event, go here. They’re performing “In the Name of Love” by Martin Garric and Bebe Rexha and “Ready to Fall” written by Rachel herself.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have affected millions of people. The widespread devastation caused by these hurricanes has prompted Sherwood Automotive’s Rising Tide program to ask you to help us provide financial donations for the youngest victims of these storms. To make this happen, Sherwood Automotive has teamed up with WBOC’s Bless Our Children campaign. Every cent you donate to the Bless Our Children program through September will go directly to charities helping children affected by these disasters. To donate, go here.