DemBake hosts medical outreach at Land of Canaan

first_imgDemerara Bakery and the Giving Hope Foundation in collaboration with the Public Health Ministry, on Saturday hosted a medical outreach offering free cancer screening for both men and women in Land of Canaan and surrounding communities on the East Bank of Demerara.Dr Latoya Gooding and Dave LaltooPresident and founder of the Giving Hope Foundation, Dr Latoya Gooding noted that they were approached by DemBake to offer free cancer screening to residents and they readily agreed. Additionally, Dr Gooding explained that the outreach is part of their monthly exercises and made a call for more men to access the services offered.“We have decided to come and offer free cancer screening here at DemBake for the Land of Canaan population and surrounding areas. Here today what we are offering is free breast examination, pap smear, VIA [Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid], prostate checks that include the digital rectal examination and the prostate specific antigen blood test. We’re also offering free blood pressure and sugar testing,” the doctor told Guyana Times.The Giving Hope Foundation is a non-governmental organisation with the objective of trying to reduce the incidence of late stage cancer diagnosis in Guyana. They are going into communities to have outreaches and to educate the population in relation to cancer.“We always work in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Heath, the Chronic Disease Department because what we are doing is aligning with what they are doing as well, so we always tag along with them or we tag them along with us. We spread the word because cancer cannot be a one organisation, it takes a nation and the more organisations we have fighting cancer, better response we will have,” she added.Meanwhile, Administrative Manager of Demerara Bakery, Dave Laltoo said the aim of the outreach is to collaborate and give back to the community. He noted that this is the first project of its kind undertaken by the newly relaunched bakery.“One of things we noticed is when you go to the public hospitals and so persons do not have the opportunity to have this done free of cost and what the Giving Hope Foundation does is they have a strict free policy so we wanted to collaborate and give back to Giving Hope Foundation through the community,” Laltoo noted.There were three doctors and four nurses offering services to the residents of the area. The organisers expected to have over one hundred residents accessing the services.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 NOW OPEN

first_imgMac Cumhaills GAA News:Registration:Club membership forms for Juvenile, Adult and Family are available from all club coaches/managers and to download from our website(www.seanmaccumhaill.com). The rates are as follows: Juvenile/studentis €20, Adult is €30 and family membership is €80 (2 adults and 2+children). Registration is extremely important and non-registration will result in your child not being insured and unable to train orplay for the club so please register them. New players are more thanwelcome. The club will also hold additional registration nights toensure compliance.Training Schedule: The following teams have started training at the moment and theirtimes are below. Training takes place at the club unless stated. Newplayers more than welcome. U-14 & U-16 Hurling on a Monday from 6.30to 8.00. The U-14 Girls Football is on a Wednesday from 7.00 to 8.00. U-16 Boys Football on Friday 6.30 to 7.30. U-8 & U-10 Hurling 1pm to2pm on SundayNote: If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on thewebsite or sent via text.Lotto Results:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 14,15, 22 and 28. There was 1 match 3 winner. Joe Quinn, Carn receives€150. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,700. Terry O’Reilly’s team is sellingthis week. If you’re not in you can’t win!Bingo:The Bingo is in Jackson’s Hotel on Sunday night for the next two weekswith an 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers orless. All are very welcome.Donegal Yearbook:The Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagheron 086 609 8801 for a copy.Steward Bibs:Can anyone in possession of a club steward’s bib return to the club assoon as possible.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 NOW OPEN was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more