The American Cancer Society Carroll County Relay For Life will be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. June 16-17 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
Teams of people in our community will take turns walking or running around the track in this non-competitive event. Relay teams consist of individuals representing corporations, churches, clubs, organizations and families.
During Relay For Life, team members enjoy games, food, music and camaraderie while camping out on the surrounding grounds.
The disease of addiction, whether it be to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs, brings suffering not just to the addict, but to his or her family, as well. Family members often are left to pick up the pieces and clean up the messes and adjust their own lives to accommodate the addict, according to Matt Lipe, cooridinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.
Family members can feel as though they are all alone in this, Lipe said. There are classes and groups for the addict to receive help but often there is nowhere for family members to turn.
Gregory Mears, MD, FACEP, was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, held April 18-20 in Baltimore, Md.
The award, named for Jeff Clawson, MD, inventor of the Priority Dispatch System (PDC) and co-founder of the NAED, is given annually to one or more individuals or to a group making a significant contribution to the emergency dispatch profession.
Charities in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties have until noon on May 31 to apply for funding through the Ohio Valley United Charities for 2013 year projects.
Non-profit organizations with an IRS 501-c-3 approval letter that serve the general public in the five counties are eligible for funding, fund raising vice-president Malcolm Carraco said. To apply, the charity must complete an application and provide supporting documentation on its financial operations and the programs or projects that it is requesting funding for.