The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 17, 2003
Mar 17-24

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Relay for Life -- The 2003 University Relay for Life has been canceled. The all-night team relay to raise money to fight cancer and increase cancer awareness had been scheduled for April 25 and 26. For information on other Relays for Life in the area, go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Web site at

Certificate in Nonprofit Studies -- The Institute for Policy Studies is accepting applications for fall 2003 classes in the part-time Certificate in Nonprofit Studies, which can be applied to a Hopkins MBA. For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail

Low-Impact Exercise and West African Dance Classes -- The O'Connor Recreation Center is introducing a new class for Homewood employees. PACE, for People with Arthritis Can Exercise, provides a nonimpact, low-intensity workout. Led by an Arthritis Foundation-trained instructor, the gentle workout is designed to increase mobility and range of motion.

The classes are appropriate for individuals with arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoporosis and for those recovering from surgery. Classes are from 11:15 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The fee is $30 for 10 weeks. Doctor's clearance is required.

West African dance classes led by the Sankofa Dance Theater continue. With live drumming and expert instruction, this energetic class is a journey through culture, spirituality and physicality. The classes meet from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. on Mondays. Participants must have or buy a fitness pass ($37.50 staff, $20 students for the remainder of the semester), which includes 10 weeks of unlimited fitness classes.

For more information, call the Office of Recreation at 410-516-5229 or go to

Interested individuals can register in the Office of Recreation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Ballroom Night -- The Johns Hopkins Ballroom Dance Club's Spring Ballroom Night is scheduled for 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, in the Great Hall at Levering, Homewood campus. Included will be a beginning hustle workshop, a ballroom dance performance and all styles of social dancing. Admission is $5, beverage included. For more information, call 410-499-6602.

Overeaters Anonymous -- A 12-step self-help recovery group is beginning on March 19. The sessions, which require no dues or fees, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in 161 Mattin Center on the Homewood campus. For more information, call 410-467-7472 or go to

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month -- To increase awareness of colorectal cancer, a series of Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Awareness Week events is scheduled on the East Baltimore campus. The Johns Hopkins community is invited to pick up literature, see a video display, ask staff questions about the risk for colon cancer and have a healthy apple snack.

Activities are scheduled for Monday through Friday. March 17, 19 and 21 events will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Broadway Corridor, next to JHH Cafeteria; March 18 and 20 events, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JHOC, corridor level. Participants who complete a colon cancer risk survey will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Colon Cancer Awareness Week is sponsored by the Hopkins Colon Cancer Center and the Johns Hopkins Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Program.