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September 15th – Cookies and Goodies Needed for Patients “All Sports” Party

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 store in Bldg. 31, Rm. 1W08 on September 15th by noon.  Fran at our Rockledge R&W store (Rockledge I, Rm. 4202) will also accept goodies delivered until the end of the day on Wednesday, September 14th.

September 19th – 4th Annual R&W Club Frederick Golf Tournament Benefitting the NIH Children’s Inn

Registration is open, through September 1st, for R&W Club Frederick’s 4th annual golf tournament, with proceeds benefitting the NIH Children’s Inn!  The tourney will be held on Monday, Sept. 19th, at Maryland National Golf Club, 8836 Hollow Rd, Middletown MD.  Create a team of four players, individual players will be added to teams of less than four.  The cost to play is $85 per person which includes green fee, golf cart with global positioning system (GPS), practice facility and lunch.  Golfers should arrive by 8am with a shotgun start at 9am. For more info or to register email ransomt@mail.nih.gov.

Reiki Class Discounts through Club Frederick

Through the R&W Club Frederick Discount Vendor Agreement with Seven Embers Healing, members receive a $20 discount on all Reiki classes!   

Reiki

2016 Mobile Mammography Screening

The George Washington Breast Cancer Center will make two visits to NIH for our 2016 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:

Wed 11/09/16 NIH-Building 10

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. Reservations for the May screening can be made April 1st through 12pm on May 5thThere is a minimum requirement of 15 participants for the screenings to take place and a maximum of 25 per 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.

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Do you have diabetes, cancer, heart issues or are you overweight?  No problem!  This policy is open to anyone up to 80 years of age, no medical exam required, and rates never increase.  Policies range from $10,000 – $50,000, with limited benefits during the first 2 years.  If interested, call Donna Pinkham at 301-623-3115 or email donnap@corriganins.net and get started with a simple application of just two health questions.

NIH R&W Montgomery Aquatic Center (MAC) Corporate Membership

New MAC Membership Cycle starting in September

AlertNIH The Official Emergency Communication Service for the National Institutes of Health

NIH public safety, human resources, public affairs, and facilities representatives, with support from senior leadership, have developed an emergency communication service called AlertNIH.  During a major crisis, emergency or severe weather event, NIH public safety officials will use AlertNIH to send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to employees’ government-owned communication devices. Employees have the ability to opt-in to receive these updates on their personal devices too.  In order to enroll your personal device, log in to the NIH Enterprise Directory (NED) and scroll to the bottom of your profile to the section titled “AlertNIH.”  Click the “Edit” button and select the personal devices you wish to receive updates on. NIH employees are also strongly encouraged to update their NED profiles.  AlertNIH has established a presence on several social media platforms and can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/alertnih and Facebook at www.facebook.com/alertnih.  For questions on the AlertNIH service, please contact the Office of Research Services, Division of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination at 301-496-1985 or visit http://alert.nih.gov.

Camp Fantastic – Special Love, Inc.

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.

Al-Anon Provides Help for Those Involved with Substance Abuse

Al-Anon, an organization for family members of people with alcohol abuse, now welcomes family members of individuals with narcotic abuse problems to attend weekly group meetings.  Al-Anon holds two weekly group meetings; Mondays and Thursdays at noon in Building 31, Room 1B50

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