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DRAGONBOAT BEAUFORT HOSTS FIRST OPEN PADDLE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND

DragonBoat Beaufort (DBB), a cancer survivor not‐for‐profit organization, will hold an open paddle event on Sunday May 17th at the Community Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head SC from 1pm to 4pm.The event is being held to give the community the opportunity to learn about Dragon Boating and to experience paddling in a dragon boat.

DBB was formed in 2012 and is based in Beaufort. This event marks the first time the Dragon Boats have traveled to Hilton Head

The event is open to everyone 16 and over. Dragon boat paddling is great fun and easy to learn. Cancer survivors especially welcome. Equipment and safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes.

Hilton Head Hospital will also be on hand to give out health information.

DBB is a not for profit organization consisting of cancer survivors and their supporters. Dragon Boat paddling has been shown to convey many health benefits to cancer patients. DBB has a competitive team that competes in races throughout the South East. DBB recently won the silver medal in the cancer survivor division at the Charleston Dragon boat festival.

DBB also has an outreach program that provides assistance to cancer patients and their caregivers in Beaufort County. If you know of anyone who is being treated or has recently completed treatment and require some assistance please contact us at outreach@dragonboatbeaufort.org.

Blood Alliance Looking for Donors

Typical for this time of the year as we approach the holidays, The Blood Alliance, your only provider of blood to all area hospitals, is experiencing a very low blood supply especially with O-Negative and O-Positive blood types. Please help us spread the word that we need donors with ALL blood types to give blood. If you personally cannot give blood because you are deferred or are in-between donations, tell a friend to donate on your behalf. Donating a pint of blood takes less than one hour, and your one pint can save up to three lives. You can choose to become a HERO today!  

 Visit: www.igiveblood.com or call: (843) 522-0409 to schedule your appointment.

Suzanna McGee on the Cost of Becoming Vegan

When people think of organic vegetables and fruits, they think, “It’s too expensive.” On the contrary, you will find that transitioning to plant-based nutrition will cost less, and depending on your sources, can be significantly less.

If you buy your plants when they are in season, the prices will be very low. Farmers’ markets have affordable prices of local, organic produce. I understand that different places in the world have better or worse possibilities of getting plentiful variety of organic produce, but when you put in a little effort, it is possible to find farmers’ markets almost everywhere.

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Volunteering at a Healthcare Facility is Good for the Heart

By Anna Makar

“It makes me feel good inside when I can put a smile on a resident’s face.”  Those words have been spoken by many volunteers who give their time and talents to residents of skilled nursing, assisted living and retirement facilities.

Volunteering also can add fulfillment to the life of a volunteer.  Volunteers can provide a wonderful enhancement to a recreation/activity program at any healthcare facility. Continue reading