Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cancer Society begins annual Daffodil Days fundraiser Feb. 5

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Pre-sales for Daffodil Days, an annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, will begin Feb. 5 and go through Feb. 20. Money raised from the event is used for cancer research, educational programs, advocacy activities, and services for cancer patients and their families.

Daffodils will be for $10 a bundle (a bundle consist of ten blooms), a blue cobalt vase and a bundle of daffodils for $15 and a Limited editio specially made for the American Cancer Society and a bundle of daffodils for $25; or the vase, bear and a bundle of daffodils for $30. Supplies are limited so ordering early is recommended.

The orders will be delivered on March 14. A minimum order of 10 bundles is required for delivery. Smaller orders will be available for pick up at the Goldbelt Building downtown or the Nugget Alaskan Outfitter. Many local volunteers will be accepting orders and making delivery.

If you have not been contacted by a pre-sale volunteer and would like to order you may contact Tina at 523-4119 or Wanda at 364-3617.

WISEWOMAN program celebrates National Heart Month in February

The No. 1 killer for women in Alaska and the United States is heart disease. But heart disease also is one of the easiest diseases to prevent. To help inspire women this year to take better care of their hearts, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's WISEWOMAN program is joining the celebration of National Heart Month in February.

During National Heart Month, SEARHC will be hosting several National Wear Red Day celebrations. The events feature heart health educational materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Heart Truth campaign, supplied by the Office of Women's Health.

Special local events for National Heart Month are a National Wear Red Day/Red Food luncheon and wellness heart health performance. The luncheon is at noon on Friday in the SEARHC Administration Building conference room. Participants should bring their favorite heart-healthy red dishes and a copy of the recipe to the Administration Building's kitchen by 11:30 a.m. for judging. The best tasting and healthiest dishes will win gift certificates, while the best-dressed WISEWOMAN member wearing a red outfit will receive a special embroidered WISEWOMAN towel. Tlingit storyteller Gene Tagaban will do the wellness and heart health performance at 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the SEARHC main clinic. Seating is limited, so preference will be given to WISEWOMAN members.

For more information, contact Gail Waltzer at 364 - 4451.

Green Building Council sponsors presentation today at Centennial Hall

The U.S. Green Building Council - Alaska Chapter presents Jerry Yudelson, presenting "The Business Case for Green Building Development," from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Centennial Hall.

This presentation is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard. To attend, register with the USCG by calling 463-2403 or faxing 463-2404.

There is not charge for attendance, but donations to the USGBC Alaska chapter are requested. Press registration is complimentary.

For more information about USGBC - Alaska Chapter or Jerry Yudelson, please call Peter Briggs at (907) 229-1647. For more information on USGBC, visit, or for Alaska Chapter information and registration materials visit

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