Newsletter

BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership Discount 

R&W has BJ’s membership discounts for new members or renewals!  When you join BJ’s, you’ll have the convenience of finding all you need in one place – over 6,500 items in stores!  And, BJ’s accepts all manufacturers coupons.  This special offer is not valid online or at any BJ’s Club locations – it’s only available through only through R&W!

Memberships Categories:
Inner Circle - one year for $40 (reg. $50) plus bonus three months free
Rewards - one year for $80 (reg. $100), bonus three months free, and earn 2% payback on BJ’s purchases.

To receive an application, contact David Browne at browned2@mail.nih.gov.

Cookies and Goodies Needed “Dog Days of Summer” – August 21st, 5:30 pm

Cookies and goodies are needed for the Clinical Center monthly party!  If you are interested in contributing some goodies for the party please deliver the items to the R&W office in Bldg. 31, Rm. B1W30 or the R&W in Bldg. 10, Rm. B1C06 on August 21st by noon.  Fran at our Rockledge R&W store will also accept goodies if it’s more convenient to drop off there.  Please deliver to Rockledge I, Rm. 4202 by the end of the day on Wed, Aug. 20th

Like the R&W on Facebook & Follow Us on Twitter

Our new website isn’t the only thing the only new way to better serve the NIH, NOAA and HHS communities.  The R&W will be more active on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NIHRW and on our new Twitter account @NIH_RW.  These accounts will provide reminders of upcoming events, post pictures from our events and even offer exclusive offers to our followers.

2014 Southern Maryland Blues Festival August 23rd & 24th 

Grab your low back chairs or blankets, sunblock and sunglasses and listen to some great Blues music at The Southern Maryland Blues Festival, a two day music festival that will be held on Saturday, August 23rd, and Sunday, August 24th at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md.  It is one of the few festivals in the country that gives not part but ALL net proceeds to charity, one of which is Special Love. This year’s headliners include Spin Doctors, Leon Russell, Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, and Guitar Shorty. Tickets are $45 for one day and $85 for 2 days, if purchased by August 21st, and kids under age 12 are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased by calling 410-982-0799 or at www.somdblues.org.

Camp Fantastic – Special Love, Inc. – Be a Phantom Camper

Children with cancer have to grow up much too fast.  They feel different from other children and many miss out on activities that healthy children experience daily.  This was the reason Special Love was created.  Special Love programs, including Camp Fantastic, offer children with cancer the chance to jump, play, explore, laugh, swim and make friends through a community of support, made up of patients, family, and staff who know and understand the trials and triumphs of battling childhood cancer.  We need your contributions to assist Special Love in their mission. Be a phantom camper by giving a donation.  Enjoy camp without the bugs, sunburn or snoring counselors!  Here’s how you can help.

$25 sends a hug to camp

$75 sends a child to camp for the day

$125 feeds a child for a week

$250 sends a child to camp for a weekend

$400 sends a family to camp for a weekend

$650 sends a child to camp for the week

Donations are tax deductible.  Make checks payable to the R&W Foundation and send to R&W, Bldg. 31 Rm. B1W30.  Together we can make a difference in the life of a child with cancer.

24th Annual Come Back to Bethesda Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show and Family Day

Come see the area’s finest display of custom, classic, antique and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles.  While checking out all the cool vehicles be sure to visit the vendors, listen to live music, watch exciting performances, enter the 50/50 raffle and enjoy games, activities and other family entertainment!  Join us on Saturday, October 11th from 11am – 4pm at Chevy Chase Acura/Nissan, 7725 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD.  This year’s event will again feature the Kilometers for Kids Motorcycle Ride benefiting The Children’s Inn at NIH, a private, non-profit, family-centered residence for pediatric outpatients at NIH.  The Children’s Inn at the NIH is a place like home for sick children and their families.  Children come from around the world to stay together with their families in a healing environment while receiving groundbreaking treatments at the NIH.  To learn more about the event visit www.backtobethesda.org.   To learn more about Kilometers for Kids, visit www.k4kmotorcycleride.com/.

2014 Mobile Mammography Screenings

The George Washington Breast Cancer Center will make two visits to NIH for our 2014 Mammography Screening. All NIH employees, their families, contractors, visiting scientists and others associated with NIH are eligible to participate.

The screening dates are as follows:

Thursday September 11th – Building 10
Wednesday, December 18th – Building 45

The van will be on-site from 9:30am - 3:30pm taking prescheduled appointments. Reservations can be made no more than 1 month prior of screening date. Each screening is conducted by a female technologist, and a board certified radiologist specializing in mammography will interpret the images. Appointments should take approximately 20 minutes. Most insurance companies will cover the cost (approx $350) of the screening. To see if your insurance is accepted or to make an appointment, call 202-741-3252. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number. The GW Mammovan staff will call you back and schedule your appointment. Please have your insurance card and doctor’s information available when calling to make an appointment.

Who is Eligible?

Any woman IS eligible if she meets the following:

  • She is age 40 or older
  • She is not pregnant or breast-feeding
  • She does not have breast implants
  • She does not have any prior history of breast problems (patients who need a 6 months follow up must get a Diagnostic mammogram not Screening)
  • She is not having symptoms such as a lump in either breast or unusual breast pain
  • She has a referring physician or doctor of record (Ex. Medical Doctor, OBGYN doctor)
  • She has not had a mammogram within the last 12 months

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this screening should contact the R&W at 301-496-6061 and/or the Federal Relay 1-800-877-8339 or email wassermankt@mail.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least 10 days in advance of the appointment. For more information about mammography, breast cancer, or other types of cancer call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER or see www.nci.nih.gov.