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May 10, 2013

Health Beat: Reaching out to help marathon victims

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Team Quill participates in the MS 3-Day 50-mile Challenge Walk in support of their relative, Kathleen, who was diagnosed with MS 25 years ago. To donate to their walk, visit www.msnewengland.org, under “Challenge Walk,” click “donate” and type in “Team Quill.”

Easter Seals camp applications available

Applications are now being accepted for Easter Seals Explorers Camp, an overnight camp geared to the needs of youths ages 8 to 22 with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Their siblings also are welcome to attend.

The camp offers traditional activities geared specifically to the campers’ needs, including nature hikes, swimming, arts and crafts, field games and campfires. Activities take place in small groups with a high staff-to-camper ratio.

Explorers Camp is moving this summer to a new location in Rindge, N.H. The camp session will be held Aug. 19-24.

Applications also are being accepted for volunteers age 16 and older who are interested in working at camp.

For more information about camp or for application forms, go to www.EasterSealsMA.org or call Colleen Flanagan, Explorers Camp manager, at 617-226-2635.

Blood drive May 17

A community blood drive will be held at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, on Friday, May 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Snacks, fruit juices and bottled water will be provided to donors by the American Red Cross, and free chowder will be provided to donors courtesy of Lena’s Seafood Restaurant. The drive is sponsored by the Salisbury Lions Club and Red Cross.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RedCross (800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

People’s Yoga Co-Op will hold the following community karma yoga sessions this month. The classes run each Friday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. They are open to the public for all levels and pay-by-donation.

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