Red Cross Chairwoman Will Give Address

Posted March 19, 2004 at 2:02pm

Mary DeKuyper, national chairwoman of volunteers for the American Red Cross, will give the 2004 Women’s History Month keynote address Tuesday at the Library of Congress.

DeKuyper is the highest-ranking volunteer in the Red Cross. She formerly served as chairwoman of the Central Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross and was the founding chairwoman of the organization’s Greater Chesapeake Blood Region.

She was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 women in 2001 and 2002. She also is the author of “The Trustee Handbook: A Guide to Effective Governance for Independent Schools.”

The address will be given at 11 a.m. in the Madison Hall of the Library’s James Madison Building. It is free and open to the public.

Free Checkups for Men Offered by Spike TV

As part of a multimillion-dollar, multiyear initiative to improve men’s health and raise awareness, Spike TV, in conjunction with the Men’s Health Network and the National Medical Association will offer free checkups for men from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Station’s West Hall.

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) will be on hand to help kick off the “Check Up or Check Out” initiative, which aims to convince 100,000 men to visit a physician for a physical in 2004 and 2 million by 2006.

According to statistics from the National Men’s Health Foundation, 7 million men have not visited a doctor in more than 10 years.

— Amy Carlile and Bree Hocking