Whitesboro church receives donation for breast cancer work

Bishop Edgar Robinson and Icy Wilson, R.N., parish nurse, of Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro recently were presented with a $250 check in recognition of the church’s support of breast cancer awareness.

In the past year, Christ Gospel Church has successfully encouraged 65 women to obtain mammograms. Christ Gospel Church has supported the parish nursing program through health fairs, chronic disease self-management classes, the Susan G. Komen Grant and other health education events.

The award is part of an incentive program through a Central and South Jersey Affiliate Susan G. Komen Reach-Out for Life Grant administered by Cape Regional Medical Center. A stipend of $250 is awarded to each church that sponsors and signs up 10 or more women for mammograms.

For more information, call Bonnie Kratzer, R.N., Parish Nurse and Center for Lifestyle Management coordinator at 609-463-4043.

Cape May City Elementary School receives award

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service presented Cape May City Elementary School in Cape May with a national award Oct. 19 for its efforts to improve the health of their students and the community.

The school is among only 50 schools in New Jersey that have met the HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary program open to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. Cape May School attained the silver level of the multi-tiered program.