Event to Celebrate Cancer Survivors & Embrace WellnessOpportunity Type: Public Health, Workforce Development
Location: Hampden, ME
Opening Date: October 03, 2017
Closing Date: October 14, 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s Celebrate Survivors and Embrace Wellness!!
Caring Connections, in conjunction with the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), will be hosting an event on October 14, 2017, from 9 am – 12 pm at Hampden Academy (HA) in Hampden, ME. The event is called: “Making The Connection: A Day of Celebrating Survivors & Embracing Wellness”. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the event is primarily focused on celebrating breast cancer survivors, but we welcome ALL survivors of any type of cancer to participate as well as the general public. We decided to host this event because multiple women have expressed to both Caring Connections and MBCC that they were really going to miss the Susan G. Komen race in Maine and wondered if we might put something together. So, we have!
The event will start out with opening remarks from Caring Connections and MBCC. Then we will have a survivor lap around the Hampden Academy track and girl scouts will be giving the survivors a Ford Warriors in Pink scarf – donated by Darlings Ford. We will then invite friends and family/supporters of the survivors to join them for another lap around the track. From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, we will offer group exercise classes inside HA, workshops provided by EMMC Cancer Care and Acadia Hospital on nutrition/physical activity and stress resilience, informational/exhibitor booths, Darlings photo booth, and door prizes. It should be a fun day!
We also have created an event and shared information about it on the Caring Connections Facebook page.
Those interested can register by calling the Bangor YMCA at (207) 941-2808 or by going online to www.caringconnectionsmaine.org. There is a $12 registration fee and t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. If a business or organization would like to register a group of ten, it would be $100 or $10 per person.
For more information: Contact Leanne Bishop, MEd, HTCP, Health Education Specialist, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner at (207) 941-2808 ext. 335
You may also see the flyer: Making_the_Connection_Flyer