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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:49

Watch me get down

My Dancing Like the Stars adventure continues

BANGOR The clock is ticking. We're just a few days from my ballroom dancing debut.

I made mention a month ago about my participation in Dancing Like the Stars; this fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation is set to take place on March 9 at the Gracie Theater on the campus of Husson University.

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BANGOR - Thousands of people gathered for the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Bangor waterfront last Sunday. Cancer survivors, their friends and even complete strangers who wanted to help support the efforts to find a cure for the deadly disease walked or ran in unison along the race route all donning the designated color for breast cancer awareness - pink.

"This is the most phenomenal event I've ever participated in," said Madelene Desmond of Presque Isle. "I'm a survivor. My sister-in-law is battling it right now and I lost my mom to breast cancer."

Published in Style
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:33

Breast Cancer Awareness

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program awards grant for Breast Cancer Awareness Program to Caring Connections

BANGOR The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $19,000 one-year grant to Caring Connections, a cooperative women's health program between the Bangor Y and Eastern Maine Medical Center, to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the seventh year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue and in recognition of the program's excellence.

The Caring Connections breast health program will educate women in eastern Maine and refer them to free clinical breast exams and mammograms. This vital program will also assist women with overcoming other barriers to receiving health services.

Since December of 1996, Caring Connections has reached tens of thousands of women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and has referred over 1,300 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams. Over 3,150 screenings have been conducted through the Caring Connections program. Should further diagnostic tests or treatment of breast cancer be necessary, Eastern Maine Medical Center has made the commitment to cover all of its own costs in the provision of these services when needed.

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