sought for 12th annual Camp CANDY
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[MAY 27, 2005]
and Nutrition for Diabetic Youth, known as Camp CANDY, is being
offered for the 12th year by ALMH. This day camp for kids ages 5 to
14 is a great opportunity for kids with diabetes -- and friends and
relatives with diabetes -- to learn about managing blood sugar while
enjoying fun summer activities.
With a theme of "Safety in Numbers,"
the camp this year runs July 13, 14 and 15 at the Lincoln Park
District, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Participants will enjoy
crafts and swimming or another physical activity, along with
sugar-management education. Parents and other family members may
sign up to join campers for lunch and afternoon swimming on Friday.
Camp CANDY serves children who may be
too young to attend an overnight camp; kids who want to have fun at
camp without having to explain their diabetes management to staff
and other campers; and siblings, relatives or friends who want to
learn more about diabetes.
Camp staff includes registered
nurses, a registered dietitian and trained volunteers. Campers will
check blood sugar at least twice daily, and camp staff carry
supplies for immediate treatment of low blood sugar. Food is
provided and included in the camp fee of $50 for the three days of
Registration is due by May 31.
Please call ALMH medical nutrition therapist Jennifer DiPasquale,
R.D., L.D, at 732-2161, ext. 199, or e-mail her at
with any questions or requests for applications.
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The day camp is supported by Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation,
Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, Zonta Club of Lincoln, Lincoln Park
District, Becton-Dickinson, Lifescan, Medisense Companies and
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is
a community-based general hospital. ALMH strives to be the "Best
Rural Hospital in America" by providing state-of-the-art facilities
for the vast majority of health care needs. ALMH is a 10-year
affiliate of the Memorial Health System of Springfield, whose vision
is to be the leading health care system that people choose over all
others. For more information on the services provided, please visit
www.almh.org or call (217)
[Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
news release provided by Krystal Peasley, marketing communications
and special events coordinator]