What’s Happening Today – Sept. 7, 2016
Today on DelmarvaLife:
Last week, we told you about the 22 in 22 Campaign which is a push-up challenge that raises awareness of the fact that 22 American veterans commit suicide each day. Capt. Willie Dykes with Outdoors Delmarva decided to round up some WBOC employees and do the 22 in 22 challenge together.
Over the years, you’ve heard us talk about Relay for Life – an incredible event that honors and celebrates those who’ve been impacted by cancer. We hear about the 23rd Annual Relay for Life of Wicomico County and get a very visual idea of what takes place at Relay for Life. The Relay for Life in Wicomico County is Sept. 10 at Winterplace Park from 11 am-10 pm. We also share the poem, “Tonight I Light This Candle,” Jon Andes plays “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipe, and get a preview of what the luminaria ceremony is like.
Thanks to St. Jude – the childhood cancer survival rate has gone from 20% in the 60’s, to nearly 80% today! Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because the staff at St. Jude believes all a family should worry about is helping their child live. But the money’s got to come from somewhere, so here to tell us about an upcoming event that you can take part in are Teresa Stuber and Wendy White, Co-Organizers for ‘Rolling for St. Jude.’
This week, Operation SEAs the Day is doing its part to say “thank you” by hosting the 4th Annual Warrior Beach Week. Operation SEAs the Day organizes and facilitates a beach week event for our wounded soldiers and their families as a means of showing our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. The event is in Bethany Beach, Sept. 6-11.
The NFL Football season kicks off this week and WBOC Sports Director, Matt Pencek, joins us to talk football. The WBOC NFL Kickoff airs tonight at 7 pm after the news.
Sometimes getting back to the day-to-day is hard for many veterans. That’s why we are grateful for the many people and Delmarva businesses that strive to make that transition a bit easier. Delmarva Veteran Builders recently received the Dept. of Defenses highest honor – The Freedom Award. Delmarva Veteran Builders was one of 15 employers selected from over 2,400 nominated.
We learn all about the Hasslers Helping Hands Foundation of America, Inc. as well. Roy Hassler is the foundation’s president and founder and he says that the foundation was started as a way for heroes to relax and have a good time and to show them how thankful we are for everything they’ve done for us. Roy says Hasslers Helping Hands takes veterans and the disabled on guided deer and turkey hunts where they also provide meals, a bed for them to sleep on, and the guns and ammo. The community can help get involved by attending the 2nd annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Indian River Senior Center from 5 pm – 10 pm. For more information, call 302-875-4979
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