June 4, 2013

Health Notes: June 4, 2013


For more information about sponsoring a drive or becoming a blood donor, call 562-7406 or go to To learn more about the bone marrow registry, go to or email

Air Show proceeds to benefit hospice

BEEKMANTOWN — Plattsburgh Radio Aero Modelers are holding the 11th-annual Radio Controlled Air Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Memorial Field, 185 Rooney Road.

Area radio-control pilots will be flying a variety of aircrafts, and the truck track will also be running. Food and raffles will be available.

Proceeds benefit Hospice of the North Country.

Event planned to help cover cancer costs

PLATTSBURGH — The Eye Care for the Adirondacks staff is holding a benefit for coworker Gail Reyell from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the business’s parking lot at 450 Margaret St.

Reyell is undergoing treatment for stage-three follicular lymphoma. The fundraiser includes a yard sale, car wash, bottle drive and bake sale.

Proceeds raised will help Reyell cover travel expenses to and from treatments in Vermont and Illinois, time off without pay when/if that becomes necessary and co-pays to be accrued over the next several months. Donations can also be mailed or dropped off to Sharron Harmon at Eye Care for the Adirondacks, 450 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

Workshop teaches ways to cope with arthritis Tuesday

ELIZABETHTOWN — A free Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is being offered from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, starting June 11, at the Hand House, 8273 River St.

Attendees will learn ways to reduce their pain and improve flexibility with exercise.

For questions, call 962-4514. The workshop is sponsored by the Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, Northern New England Arthritis Foundation and RSVP of Essex County.

Test-drive will raise funds for ECH

ELIZABETHTOWN — Egglefield Bros. Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the North Country in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

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