Health Briefing

By NEMS Daily Journal

Step out for health causes
- Northeast Mississippi groups will be walking and running on behalf of three health causes in the next two weeks.

Saturday
Walk MS, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be April 10 at Veterans Park in Tupelo. Contact Angie Jackson at angiejackson@nmms.org or (601) 856-5831.

April 17
Autism Awareness Day will begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park. Events include a 5K run/walk, food, music and children’s activities. Organized by the Autism Support Group and the Autism Center of Tupelo. Free admission; some activities will have a cost. Call (662) 832-2039 or (662) 231-3179.

April 18
Great Strides Walk, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Lamar Park in Oxford. Contact Mississippi Chapter at (601) 981-3100.

100 reasons to celebrate Saturday
- HealthWorks! Children’s Education Center will celebrate the 100th day of the year Saturday.
Kids of all ages will be able to go an a 100 hunt, see if they can complete 100 jumping jacks and guess at 100 calorie snacks.
The 100 event will be 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the center at the corner of Industrial and Robert E. Lee drives in Tupelo.
Admission to the center is $4 a person; free to members.

Asthma camp offers fun, education
- Children with asthma are invited to participate in Camp Breathe Ezzzze, May 31-June 3, at Tishomingo State Park.
Open to children ages 6-12, Camp Breathe Ezzzze will feature fun activities, as well as educational sessions on asthma and its treatment. The camp is designed to boost self-esteem and nurture friendships among children with asthma. This year’s camp has a “Survivor: The Reality of Fun” theme.
The camp is sponsored by North Mississippi Medical Center with assistance from the American Lung Association of Mississippi, Project Hope and United Way. Around-the-clock care is provided by registered nurses and respiratory therapists. Camp participation is limited, and registration is due by April 15. The fee is $100 per camper, with a $25 nonrefundable deposit. Scholarships are available.
Each parent and child is required to attend an educational session prior to camp. A schedule of available sessions will be provided upon acceptance.
For more information, call (662) 377-4706 or (800) 843-3375. Applications can also be downloaded from the Camp Breathe Ezzzze Web site at www.nmhs.net/camp_breathe_ezzzze.php