Community Spirit

Open House and Celebration of Life

Our Cancer Institute is holding a celebration of life and open house of its newly-renovated facilities tomorrow. Well over 400 people have responded to our invitation.
 
Dr. Eric Larsen, medical director, will offer a few remarks; Stephanie Freedman, RN, survivor and clinical patient navigator, will read her original poem, "I Am Here"; Oncologist Dr. Tracey Weisberg will talk about efforts to enhance support for survivors; and survivor Ann Forest will share her story of overcoming cancer.
 
We’ll have self-guided tours of our the facilities. Physicians and staff will host 11 suites where visitors can see the improved care settings, meet our team members, and learn about the quality care provided. Guests taking the tour will be given a passport, which they’ll have stamped at each site. Completed passports will go into a drawing for a Kindle at the end of the program.
 
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RETURNING CHAMPS WIN SECOND ANNUAL MAINE RECYCLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Since early March sixty local schools have been competing to collect and "CLYNK" the most bottles and cans (per enrolled student) during the second annual "Maine Recycles Championship." Students across the state raised over $29,000 in cash and prize money and recycled more than 400,000 containers.

That's like saving the emissions equivalent of driving a car 76,379 miles!

The contest was sponsored by CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, and Hannaford Supermarkets.

Representatives from CLYNK will present the award checks and plaques to the winning schools this month.

And the Food Was Amazing! Thank You Cancer Community Center

And the Food Was Amazing! Thank You Cancer Community Center

 

I had such a great time last night! Here I am with Fran Seeley and Lisa Hachey at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. Every year the Center honors its many volunteers and we were all on the guest list for the 2013 Recognition Reception. Read more.

 

CLYNK Rolls Out Winning Artwork From Maine Students

More than 350 Maine students in grades K-12 entered the first-ever CLYNK for Art School Competition by creating artwork to inspire recycling. CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, recently announced the six winners:

Colby Frost from George E. Jack Elementary School in Standish Kayleigh Therriault from Mill Stream Elementary School in Norridgewock Maija Jacobs from Westbrook Middle School in Westbrook Ellie McGee from Mount Desert Middle School in Mount Desert Senna Bui from South Portland High School in South Portland Emma Jordan from South Portland High School in South Portland