The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on September 15, 1999 · Page 74
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 74

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, September 15, 1999
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6 Palm Beach County Notables Advertising Section, The Palm Beach Post Wednesday, September 15, 1999 Memorial fund aims to raise awareness of hemochromatosis Painting the town S! i- i wb,;W )'.. '"'J ri Y v - ' . mv tmmitxtm &j 84 - L ' ' s " J- ' M Chris Cesera, Brad Brooks, Ted Cambell, John Justice, Fred Rohwedder and Tom Lambert (standing, from left) and Loni Cambell and Les Honeycutt (seated) are board members for the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. $50,000 donated to Humanitarians Humanitarian Society pays no salaries and has no administrative costs. For information, call (561) 362-8530. the Emergency Relief Assistance Program, scholarships, food for needy families and Toys for Tots. The entire amount of the donation will go to charity, as the The Humanitarian Society of Boca Raton received a $50,000 donation from an anonymous donor to help pay for programs. The money will be used for Josephine Thomas (left), who died in May, and her daughter, Sandra Thomas, of the American Hemochromatosis Society The Josephine Bogie Thomas Memorial Fund has been established for the American Hemochromatosis Society in honor of the former board member. Thomas, who died in May of hereditary hemochromatosis, was active in trying to raise awareness of the disease and encourage screening. Her daughter, Sandra Thomas, founded the Delray Beach-based nonprofit group with a mission of identifying those who have hereditary hemochromatosis. Also known as iron-overload disease or iron-storage disease, HH is the most common life-threatening genetic disease in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that 98 percent of the 1.5 million Americans who are estimated to have HH do not know it. AHS board members and medical directors include: Sandra Thomas, president; David Geise Snyder, vice president; Cindy Munn; Sandra Spangler; Joe Thomas; Dr. Geoffrey Block; Dr. Thomas Clayton; Dr. Victor Herbert; Jerome Sullivan; Michael Garrick; Dr. Yigal Kaikov; Dr. Jeffrey Murray; and Kenneth Pass. HH I?S3! MICRO-DERMABRASION Feel the beauty of the Power Peel! SUMMER SPECIAL ftft per treatment includes face & neck VlU1 with this ad Develop Strategies in Your Home for Self-Feeding and Functional Activities. Licensed Occupational Therapist (561)743-2834 No Acids No Laser No Pain Call us today to schedule your private consultation. Facc-A-Pccl 2532 W. INDIANTOWN ROAD, A-4 JUPITER Located at the office of Dr. Ron Grassi 561 -745-1 91 0 or 888-977-SKIN www. WW ; OMXOIV'rr VVa New director to head Children's Home Society team," said Allison Metcalf, the society's executive director. Levy worked for the Palm Beach County Youth Service Bureau for several years before coming to the society. "I am very excited to be a part of such a beneficial organization," she said. For information, call (561) 844-9785. The Children's Home Society in West Palm Beach has appointed Darlene Levy as program director of its Family Builders, Communications Learning Center and Child Abuse Pilot Project programs. "Darlene brings much experience and expertise to CHS, and we are very pleased to have her as part of the Mf VK JUDITH ; . InlnidudnK Thvodoni Monuortmr Urputl 7rwrM hrrmmf Dofi Wtmirinmris $395 l PACK UP AND GO Currency Exchange Raftes Find out what the "Almighty Dollar" is currently worth overseas in Sunday's Travel section in The Palm Beach Post. You don!t havq to go.far tp.fjnd great vacation Kl iff idea$ thit'H get yoW fiadRing. 'ust go to tne Travej ectiprVin.t.hj$ Sunday's Palm Beach ?os.l ffl

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