MCAS Cherry Point EFMP Connections October 2012 Newsletter Pa i n t O c t o b e r P i n k in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is a great time to educate and empower yourself for thebest breast health. Why? Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in Americanwomen. Statistics suggest that 1 in 8 women will at some point develop breast cancer. With such high prevalencerates, everyone knows someone who has been affected by this disease, be it a mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend,or co-worker. The good news is that breast cancer death rates have been declining due to early detection throughscreening, increased awareness of breast health, and improvements in treatment.The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that all women know their breasts, be aware of any changes, andreport these changes to their doctor. Clinical breast exams are recommended for women in their 20s and 30s aspart of a regular exam at least every three years, while women over 40 should receive an annual clinical breastexam and mammogram. Mammograms are designed to find cancers early before signs and symptoms are evident.This is extremely important as cancers caught in earlier stages are easier to treat than those found later.So this October, take steps to significantly reduce your risk of developing breast cancer and show your support tothose battling the disease.To schedule a mammogram at the Cherry Point Naval Clinic, please ask your Primary Care Provider to put in amammogram order with radiology.Support GroupsTickled Pink Breast Cancer Support GroupCarteret General HospitalMeeting Room B3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557Meets third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pmContact: Gail Russell at 252.808.6642Breast Cancer Support GroupNew Bern, NC 28562Meets second Monday of the month at 1:00 pm and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pmMeets in various locations. An ongoing, informal peer group, endorsed by the American Cancer Society.Contact: Barbara Phillips at 252.636.0186 or email@example.com Breast Cancer Awareness 5K The Cherry Point Naval Clinic will be hosting their 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run on October 20, 2012. The 5K will take place at Sunset Park across from the flight line. For more information, please contact HM2 Shannon Noceda at 466-0915.
The weather is perfect and the activities many! Tis the season for…Pumpkins It seems that as soon as the air gets a chill, we begin to see pumpkins everywhere (in stores, on front porches, on our child’s classroom work, etc.) and in everything (breads, soups, ice creams, coffee, etc.). If you are inspired to decorate or bake , then you can grab your pumpkin from the bin at the grocery store or you can head out for some pumpkin picking and good old fashioned fun on the farm. There are some fun, family friendly, pick your own farms in Eastern NC…many complete with hay mazes and children’s play areas.Mike’s Farm: 1600 Haw Branch Road, Beulaville; 910-324-3422. Pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hayrides, and carnival.Kirkman’s Farm and Petting Zoo: 5255 NC Hwy 55W, Cove City; 252-638-1847. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, and petting zoo.A Day at the Farm: 183 Woodrow McCoy Rd, Cove City; 252-514-9495.FestivalsOctober’s Fall colors mean “Festival Time” in eastern North Carolina. Check out these local festivals scheduled throughoutOctober.October 5, 6, and 7: North Carolina Seafood Festival (Morehead City, NC) – the 2nd largest festival in North Carolina and winner of the2010 “Best Event in N. Carolina and S. Carolina”.October 11 to 21: Coastal Carolina Ag Fair at the Craven County Fairgrounds—brand new rides for the kids, a daily circus on the mid-way, weekend shows at 1630, 1830 and 2030 , and special discounts during the week (i.e., Local Heroes Night on Thursdays).October 13 and 14: MUMFest (New Bern) – recognized as one of October’s Top 20 Events in the Southeastern United States, MUMFesthas something for everyone.October 19 and 20: Chili Festival (Havelock) – gourmet chili, wings, free music, lots of vendors, and fun.Football Friday night lights shine bright in October! Get caught up in the excitement of a high school football game and be entertained by football rivals, cheerleaders, marching bands, and mascots. The following homecoming games are scheduled: October 5: New Bern High School (at Home) vs. John T. Hoggard H.S. at 1930. October 12: Havelock High School (at Home) vs. Jacksonville at 1900.SafetyThere are safety issues related to fewer hours of daylight. Perhaps the most obvious is that many people will find thattheir commute to and from work will be in the dark (making it more difficult to see pedestrians, cyclists and children play-ing in the late afternoon). Also, later sunrises mean that drivers need to adjust to the brighter sun at different times of themorning.
Tis the season for…Safety (continued) Safety is further put to the test in October - Halloween is one of the most hazardous days of the year. Parents should make sure their kids’ costumes fit correctly to avoid blocked vision and tripping. Trick or treating should never be done alone and kids should only enter homes if they are with a trusted adult. Lastly, you should instruct your child not to eat any candy until you have had a chance to inspect it.Last but not least, October is also fire prevention month. People tend to plug in a lot more devices in the fall and winterso it’s important to follow electricity code requirements. Never use frayed or cracked extension cords and try to onlyplug one cord into an electrical outlet. Make sure space heaters are positioned at least three feet away from furnitureand draperies, while always out of reach of children and pets. Never use a space heater when you are not in the roomor when you are asleep. Finally, it is important to test all smoke alarms, replace used and expired fire extinguishers, andhave a family fire drill.Germs It’s that time of the year when everyone starts to cough, sneeze, and ache. If you have young children in the house, now is the time to rally the troops and talk about safe health habits such as the importance of hand washing. Check out http:// www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/334.shtml for a neat hands-on lesson for kids. “Glitter germs” will help you demonstrate why kids should wash their hands with soap and warm water. In addition, be sure to get your flu shot. Even though you could still get sick after getting the shot, the vaccine can provide protection against severe complications from the flu.Flu Shots dates for family members and retirees have been announced from the Naval Health Clinic, ImmunizationsDepartment.The dates are:Saturday Oct. 13 from 8am-NoonSaturday Oct. 20 from 8am-NoonSaturday Oct. 27 from 8am-NoonWe Need Your Feedback! Cherry Point EFMP StaffWhat would you like to see in our next Family Case WorkersCherry Point EFMP Connections newsletter?Do you have any article ideas or favorite reci- Leafa Palmer 252.466.2568pes you would like to submit? If so, email Donna Young 252.466.2568Bieleckijk@usmc-mccs.org or call252.466.3305. Training Education and Outreach JoAnne Bielecki 252.466.7533Also, let us know if you have any suggestionsor requests for a family event or a workshop Administrative Assistanttopic. We are here to serve you and we want Lisa Sadler 252.466.3305to meet your family’s needs! Office Hours: 0730 until 1630; Monday through Friday We are located in the Resource and Referral Building 286, on 4th Ave.
Upcoming EventsWednesday 3 October—EFMP Playground Playgroup—Please join us at 0900 at the EFMP playground (weather permitting). It is a goodtime to meet new friends, let your children play, and enjoy the sunshine.Thursday 4 October—Social Group for Adults EFMs—1000; Please take advantage of this relaxed social opportunity to network withother adults who are experiencing similar situations.Friday to Sunday 5-7 October—North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NCMonday 8 October—Columbus Day Holiday– the EFMP office will be closed and will resume business on Tuesday the 9th at 0830.Tuesday 9 October—Celebrate Calm with Kirk Martin—2 sessions will be offered at Camp Lejeune. 0900 –1100 @ the Ball Center—”Meltdowns and Conflict, Creating a Stress-free Family”; 1830-2030 @ the Russell Auditorium—”You’re Not the Boss of Me!: MotivatingStrong Willed Kids and Teens”.Wednesday 10 October—EFMP Social Group—Please join us at Joe’s Coffeehouse on base between 1000 and 1200. It is a great way tomeet other adults, learn about various local services, and enjoy a cup of coffee.Thursday 11 October to Sunday 21 October—Coastal Carolina Ag Fair at the Craven County Fairgrounds .Saturday and Sunday13 –14 October—MUMFest in Historic Downtown New Bern.Wednesday 17 October—EFMP Quarterly Forum—1000 at T&E Building, room 156; An opportunity for EFMP families to receiveinformation from and to ask questions of advisory forum representatives.Saturday 20 October—Sensory Friendly Movie—Frankenweenie, 1000 at the Carmike Cinema, Jacksonville, NC (directly behind Jackson-ville Mall). Enjoy the movie in a comfortable and accepting environment. The auditorium will have the lights brought up and the sounds turneddown, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, Carmike’s “Silence is Golden” policy will not be en-forced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.Saturday 20 October—Neuse River Bridge Run at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.Saturday 20 October—The Hobbit— 0200 at MCAS Cherry Point’s Two Rivers Theater and Event Center. Live Performance presentedby ECU’s School of the Arts and Dance.Thursday 25 October—Spooky Tales for Halloween— 1800 at the Station Library. Library staff and special mystery guests will sharestories, poems, and more.Saturday 27 October—Family Pumpkin Carving—1200 at the Station Library.Thursday 1 November—EFMP Sensory Story Time—1030 at the Station Library. Puppets, singing, dancing, yoga, and a story. A greatlibrary experience for all children but it can be especially beneficial for children with ASD, ADHD, and other sensory processing issues. Cook’s CornerHalloween BrowniesNeed a last-minute dessert to bring to a Halloween party? These Halloween brownies make the perfect Hallow-een party food. They’re super simple to make, because they start with a brownie mix. And kids love these Hal-loween brownies because theyre topped with mini marshmallows, candy cornand chocolate chips.Ingredients:1 19.5 to 19.8 oz. brownie mix1/2 cup canola oil1/4 cup water2 large eggs2 cups miniature marshmallows1 cup candy corn1 cup semisweet chocolate chipsPreparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Mix brownie mix, oil, water and eggs with a spatula or wooden spoon, about 50 strokes, until well-combined. Spread brownie batter in prepared pan. Bake 23 minutes. Remove brownies from oven. Sprinkle mini marshmallows, candy corn and chocolate chips over brownies. Return to oven, and bake another 5-8 minutes. Let brownies cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 24 large Halloween brownies.