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Nominations sought for blood cancer nurse award
Submitted by Leukemia Research Foundation

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The Leukemia Research Foundation seeks nominations of nurses who treat adult or pediatric patients of leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and other blood cancers for its annual Nurse of the Year Award. Patients who have been treated for these blood cancers, as well as spouses, parents of patients, caregivers, children of patients, co-workers and medical professionals, are all invited to nominate a nurse for the award. Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 17, and application forms are available at local hospitals or the Leukemia Research Foundation website, www.leukemiaresearch.org. Forms are also available by email at Linda@ LRFmail.org or by calling (847) 424-0600. The foundation honors outstanding nurses who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Nomination guidelines are as follows: • Candidates must work in

Torah School hosts back-to-school, Jewish Water park duck races fundraiser New Year picnic Aug. 5

the state of Illinois or within 100 miles of Chicago, which includes some communities in southern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and southwestern Michigan. • Candidates must hold a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse certification and care for or serve patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes or other blood cancers. • Nominations must be submitted on the official LRF nomination form. Mail completed nomination forms to: Leukemia Research Foundation, Attn. Linda Kabot, 3520 Lake Ave., Suite 202, Wilmette, IL 60091-1064; fax (847) 424-0606; or email Linda@lrfmail.org. The Nurse of the Year Award, presented annually since 1996, was created to recognize a hematologyoncology nurse or nurses who give their time, compassion and heart each day to those touched by leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes. Winners will receive a nursing grant and funding for a gift or program for his or her unit.

Public recognition and presentation of the Nurse of the Year Awards will occur at the LRF’s Medical Awards Dinner in October. The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Wilmette, is dedicated to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. Its mission is to conquer leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes by funding research into their causes and cures, and to enrich the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For more than 65 years, thousands of volunteers and 23 chapters have helped the foundation raise more than $52 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families. Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.leukemiaresearch.org or by calling (847) 424-0600.

During the final day of the 2012 Kane County Fair, stop by the demolition derby, which will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. in the grandstand.

M A R K B L A C K / July 2011

Kane County Fair schedule
The 2012 Kane County Fair wraps up Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Admission for those 5 and older is $8. Admission is free for children 5 and younger. Free entertainment every day around the Midway includes: “Big Cat Encounter” with Clayton Rosaire and his pet lion, Tyler, who is in the movie “Big Fish;” Swifty Swine Racing Pigs; Miller Petting Zoo; Sheer Magic Show; Kiddy Land with rides and games for small children; Kid Buck$ Game Show where audience members compete for prizes; and Mutts Gone Nuts Comedy Show, a comedy dog act promoting the adoption of rescue animals. SUNDAY, JULY 22
Noon: Midway opens; Fair Finale Day with unlimited rides special for $18 from noon to p.m. Sales stop at 4 p.m. 1 p.m.: Blue Ribbon Sale at Livestock Arena 1 to 3 p.m.: Y-103.9’s Midday host Marci broadcasts live 1 to 6 p.m.: 50/50 raffle, sponsored by Elks Lodge 737, located in the Trade Building 1. 2 p.m.: Demolition Derby, $10, in the grandstand 2 p.m.: Beer garden opens 4 p.m.: The Neverly Brothers will perform on the Soundstage 5 p.m.: 4-H Exhibit Area closes 6 p.m.: Wedding Banned, a rock band, will perform on the Soundstage 7 p.m.: Demolition Derby, $10, in the grandstand

to support hospice care for kids
Submitted by HPNI

Ready! Set! Quack! Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois will celebrate 19 years of duckto-duck competition in the annual McHenry County and Barrington Duck Races and Pool Parties this summer. Adopt one duck or a whole family, watch them race down the slides and may the best duck win. Swimming, food and games will also be available.

The events benefit HPNI’s Care for Children Fund, which supports the pediatric hospice and palliative care programs. Many families of its youngest patients have either exhausted their medical insurance or have no medical coverage at all. Last year, HPNI was able to provide almost $960,000 for care to children and families with no resources because of the community’s generosity.

The McHenry County Duck Race will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Woodstock Water Works in Emricson Park, 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Road in Woodstock. The Barrington Duck Race will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Langendorf Park, 235 Lions Drive in Barrington. For details, call (224) 770-2417 or visit www.hospiceanswers.org.

Submitted by Congregation Kneseth Israel

Elgin museum event to explore sustainable gardening practices
Submitted by Elgin Public Museum

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The Elgin Public Museum is hosting an Elgin Alive series event for Elgin Community Network from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the museum, 225 Grand Blvd. in Lords Park on Elgin’s east side. Come to the Elgin Public Museum after hours to dive into sustainable gardening. Tour the 1907 museum building and learn about the

exhibits and stories behind them. The featured exhibit is “Green Scale: Weighing in on the Green Movement,” which examines the successes, shortcomings and impact of the green movement on the global village. Check out the new hydroponic garden and plant your own herb seed in the hydroponic garden that you can come back to visit. Then tour

the savanna, medicinal and Three Sisters gardens outside the museum. For information on Elgin Public Museum programs, visit elginpublicmuseum. org. This exhibition was created by students of the Graduate Museum Studies Program at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The sponsor for the exhibition is the Elgin Climate Change Organization.

Congregation Kneseth Israel will hold its annual “Back to School and Jewish New Year Picnic” Aug. 5 in the Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin. “We are entering a very busy time in the Jewish calendar,” said synagogue President Rochelle Fosco. “Not only is our Torah School starting at the end of summer, but we are celebrating a string of holidays, including Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah — all in very quick succession. Our picnic is a relaxed way for our current members to reconnect, and for new or potential members to meet us in an informal setting. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.” The Torah School is hosting this event, and will be providing watermelon, ice cream and water. Families are encouraged to bring any additional food they may desire. “Members of our youth group will be facilitating children’s games, and there will be activities for adults as well,” said Nancy Zimmerman, CKI’s vice president of education. “The

forest preserve is a lovely setting with room for volleyball, baseball or just walking along the pond.” The picnic will be held from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Burnidge Forest Preserve at 14N035 Coombs Road, west of Randall Road along Big Timber Road about 1½ miles in Elgin. Watch for the CKI banner. All current congregants as well as new and prospective members are welcome. Reservations are appreciated. To make a reservation, call (847) 828-6090 or email nanzim@ foxvalley.net. Membership material will be available as well as school registration forms. For details, call Nancy Zimmerman at (847) 828-6090. Congregation Kneseth Israel is a pluralistic synagogue serving the diverse Jewish community of the greater Fox Valley area. They offer weekly services, a religious school, observance of all life cycle events and a variety of additional programming. The congregation is entering its 120th year, and they will be welcoming Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein as the new rabbi on Aug. 15.

McHenry to offer reduced well-water tests in August
Submitted by McHenry County Department of Health

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In honor of Safe Drinking Water Month in August, McHenry County Department of Health will offer reduced fee water testing for individual well-water users for the entire month of August. Residents can have their well water sampled for coliform bacteria and nitrate for $18. Testing your well regularly is the only way to determine whether well water is safe to drink, as many contaminants are colorless and odorless.

Water from a public or municipal water system is regularly tested for contaminants regulated by federal and state standards. Bacteria and chemicals can get into well water and contaminate it in different ways. Some bacteria and chemicals occur naturally. Contaminants such as nitrate can come from animal waste, wastewater, flooded sewers, polluted stormwater runoff, fertilizers, agricultural runoff or decaying plants. High levels of nitrate in

drinking water can cause illness in young children and pregnant women. Coliform bacteria are microbes found in the digestive systems of warm-blooded animals, in soil, on plants and in surface water. For a nominal charge, MCDH will also sample private wells for nuisance chemicals resulting in water hardness, iron, discoloration and odor. Sampling kits can be picked up at MCDH in Woodstock or at one of eight

drop-off centers. Samples can be dropped off for testing from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at these centers: • Algonquin Township Office, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake, (847) 639-2329. • Dorr Township Office, 140 Newell St., Woodstock, (815) 338-0125. • McHenry Township Office, 3703 Richmond Road, McHenry, (815) 385-5605. • Nunda Township Office, 3510 Bay Road, Crystal Lake, (815) 459-4011.

• City of Marengo, city hall, 134 E. Prairie St., Marengo, (815) 568-7112. • City of Harvard, police department, 201 W. Front St., Harvard, (815) 943-4431. • Richmond Township Office, 7812 S. Route 31, Richmond, (815) 678-0077. • Grafton Township Office, 10109 Vine St., Huntley, (847) 669-3328. For details, call MCDH’s Environmental Health Division at (815) 334-4585 or visit www.mcdh.info.

Motorcycle poker run on July 28 to aid PADS of Elgin
Submitted by PADS of Elgin

PADS of Elgin will host a motorcycle poker run fundraiser to benefit the homeless shelter. The event will be Saturday, July 28, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. and the last bike leaving at noon. Preregistration can be done online at padsofelgin.org/news_events. html. The event will start out of Fox River Harley-Davidson, 131 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. It will cost $20

for riders or passengers, $10 for picnic only. Other donations are welcome. There will be prizes, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. All makes and models of bikes are welcome. For details, call Debbie at (847) 608-9744 or email debloss@padsofelgin.org. PADS of Elgin Inc. was founded in 1989 to “Provide Action to Deliver Shelter” for the men, women and children within the community.