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             COMMUNITY UPDATE                                                   Cumberland County Library Presents “Tails and

                                                                                Tales” Summer Reading Program
     Running The Ave 5K                                                            The Cumberland County Library is inviting readers of all ages to explore the
     Winners Announced                                                          animal kingdom this summer as the library presents its “Tails and Tales” Summer
        A large field of runners, aided by                                      Reading Program.
     excellent weather, helped put the third                                       The program runs July 6 through August 14 and features a wide variety of special
     annual Running The Ave 5K, which took                                      events for infants through adults.
     place in downtown Vineland on Sunday,                                         Events for children include weekly storytimes, family activity nights, book
     June 27, into the record books, with                                       discussions, and a virtual author visit from acclaimed graphic novelist Beth Ferry
     another new course record being set.                                       (writer of the “Fox & Rabbit” series). A few highlights of the library’s teen programs
        The run was organized by Main Street                                    include an Anime Club, arts and crafts, and a pizza party/game night. Featured events
     Vineland, in cooperation with Second                                       for adults include a discussion about aquatic life from the Bayshore Center at Bivalve,
     Capital Running, with Lidl as the major                                    an Outdoor Trivia Night, and a virtual presentation all about the original Star Trek TV
     sponsor, and NovaCare Rehabilitation, East   The race also boasted a large showing   series.
     Oak Animal Hospital, and Atlantic County   of youth runners, with almost 30 percent   In addition to attending programs, participants can log their reading for chances to
     Utilities Authority (ACUA) as additional   of participants under the age of 18, many   win weekly incentives and prize drawings.
     sponsors.                            of them from the Vineland Youth Running   Registration for “Tails and Tales” began on Monday, June 28 and patrons can
        The winners were:                 Club.                                 register in person at the library, or online at
        Winner: Tom Cooke, 26, of Glassboro,                                       A special kick-off event will be held Saturday, July 10, with the following schedule:
                                            For this sanctioned race, Vineland’s
     with a time of 16 min. 14  sec.—a new course   downtown business district was   12–3 p.m. Visit with FURever As Friends pet therapy teams!
     record by 3 seconds.                 transformed into a magnificent 5K course,   1 p.m. Magic by Ed! An interactive magic and comedy show for all ages.
        First Female Finisher: Victoria Thaler,                                    12–3 p.m. Complete a library scavenger hunt to earn a prize!
     25, of Millville, took the prize of top female   which included a run through beautiful   Registration is required for this in-person event and current Cumberland County
                                          Landis Park. Signs painted by a Vineland
     for the second year in a row with a time of   High School art class encouraged the   COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
     20 min. 23 sec.                      runners as they traversed the course.    For more information about the 2021 Summer Reading Program, or to register, ask
        Vineland’s Fastest Finisher: Joshua   “This race did Vineland and The Ave   at the front desk, call the library at 856-453-2210, or visit
     Arocho, 33, with a time of 19 min. 12 sec.  proud. The tremendous response was an
        True Grit Award (last place finisher—“to   indicator of people wanting to get back   Participants are asked to fill out weekly   considered for the clinical trial can visit
     celebrate the spirit of never giving up”):   to normal,” said Main Street Vineland   surveys for six weeks and provide saliva, or
     Beverly Jeffries, 70, of Williamstown.                                    stool and samples from the blood and   contact clinical_trials_support@vaulthealth.
                                          Executive Director Russell Swanson.   nostrils. These samples will be used to   com or 929-390-4709.
       Got Sneakers?                      “Event coordinator Andre Rivera, of Second   determine whether probiotics increase
                                          Capital Running, was, again, the strong
          Do you have sneakers that you are   leading light for this project, from start to   COVID-19 antibody levels and other parts   Inspira Health Medical
       not wearing or are planning to throw   finish, and making it a fun, competitive, safe   of the immune system that can protect   Centers Receive
       out?  There is good news to help you   event. This event maintains its place as a   against COVID-19.
       out while helping The Woman’s Club   key part of Main Street Vineland’s summer   “Probiotics are widely used in foods   ‘Primary Stroke Center’
       of Vineland located at 677 S. Main Rd   season on The Ave.”             and supplements, generally regarded as   Certification
       on the corner of Washington Ave.  The   For more on Main Street Vineland   safe, and have been shown to have various
       club is collecting sneakers in any shape   programs and events, call their office at   health benefits,” said lead investigator    Inspira Health has announced that
       and sizes adult or child.  The sneakers   856-794-8653, visit their website at TheAve.  Daniel Horton, assistant professor at   all three of its medical centers, Inspira
       can be new, used, or even worn out   biz, or their Facebook page.       Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical   Medical Center Mullica Hill, Elmer, and
       with holes.  There is a collection box                                  School. “The probiotics being tested in this   Vineland, have received certification by
       on the bench near the door of the   Rutgers Seeking 54                  trial were chosen specifically to boost the   DNV GL Healthcare as Primary Stroke
       clubhouse where you can drop them                                       body’s immune protection against COVID-  Centers (PSC). Accreditation as a Primary
       off.  If the sneakers have laces, tie the   Test Participants. Have     19. This trial will give us insights into a   Stroke Center ensures necessary staffing,
       pairs together and drop them in the   You Tested Positive for           potentially novel way to help in the fight   infrastructure and programs to stabilize
       box.  We are saving the earth from old                                  against COVID-19.”                  and treat emergent stroke patients. This
       sneakers from being tossed in the trash   COVID-19 But Not Yet            In partnership with Vault Health   accreditation serves as a testament to
       while helping out the Woman’s Club   Been Vaccinated?                   Inc., the trial is being run virtually, with   Inspira’s dedication to patient safety and
       which is helping out our community.                                     those involved being able to participate   clinical excellence.
          The Woman’s Club of Vineland      Rutgers University recently launched   exclusively from their homes.      The PSC accreditation affirms that
       is looking for women who would be   a clinical research study to test whether   “The investigation of particular   Inspira’s hospitals can provide treatment
       interested in helping the community   probiotics boost the body’s natural defenses   probiotics for their efficacy in controlled   for a broad range of stroke conditions and
       with various projects and would like   against COVID-19.                clinical studies is consistent with the aims   some acute therapies, as well as admit
       to join other women with similar     A group of 54 unvaccinated participants   of the recently formed Rutgers University   patients to specialized units for inpatient
       interests. For more information about   who have had COVID-19 will be randomly   Microbiome Program (RUMP) to bring   care.
       the Woman’s Club of Vineland call   assigned to receive either standard-dose   microbiome advances into the clinic,” said   “At Inspira, our care teams are focused
       856-696-3944 or visit wcofvineland.  or high-dose probiotics—live beneficial   Martin J. Blaser, one of the RUMP leaders,   on clinical excellence, and we are honored and like them on facebook.  bacteria naturally found in the intestines—  and coinvestigator in the study.  to receive this recognition from DNV
                                          or an inactive placebo for three weeks.   People interested in volunteering to be       Continued on next page
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