Colorado residents and their families who are dealing with Hydrocephalus, a lifelong medical condition which is caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain, have a new resource to turn to, based in our area.

New Castle’s Divide Classic, which sponsors a variety of fund raising events across the state, recently acquired official nonprofit status; the organization has raised more than $40,000 since 1998 and given the money to raise awareness of the disorder and provide assistance to those affected.

On Friday, Dec. 19, the Divide Classic will partner with the Walk for Samantha, a fund raising walk held from noon to 1 p.m. at Kathryn Senor Elementary in New Castle, with proceeds going to a local preschooler battling brain cancer.

For more on the story of Samantha Lind, see Monday’s Post Independent.

The organization also hosts the annual Carly Bowles Divide Classic golf tournament in October, the Hydrocephalus Information Network education seminar and Adventure Camp and a breakfast with Santa Claus and holiday party, held at Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Information: Bob Stepniewski, 928-9170.

Joshua Robert Henry, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henry of Glenwood Springs, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the spring 2003 semester at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Joshua has been studying in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and is a graduate of Battle Mountain High School in Eagle-Vail.

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