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Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

 

Breast cancer survivor and Cumberland Foreside resident, Laurie Hyndman, pays it forward.

“We are grateful for Laurie’s energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Center,” says Michele Johns, Executive Director of the Cancer Community Center (CCC) of Laurie’s recent appointment to the Center’s Board of Directors and ongoing support of the CCC.

“I walked out of my doctor’s office having just had the diagnosis confirmed. I had breast cancer,” says Hyndman. “I drove straight to the Cancer Community Center to sit down with my pal, Michele Johns. I hadn’t been there before, but I knew what the center did. Needless to say, I never ever thought I’d need the CCC’s services. Michele armed me with literature about breast cancer, shared the many program offerings that might help me on my journey and, most importantly, offered her love and support. What a difference that can make.

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

I’m doing things a bit differently for Philanthropy Friday today. I’m putting you up to a challenge.

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

“The Kid” Celebrates Driving Win #1,000

“The Kid” Celebrates Driving Win #1,000

Even though his 1,000th career driving was hit on the track at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds one day earlier, driver Kevin Switzer, Jr. was celebrated with a plaque commemorating the milestone at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (8/19), the very track where he earned the bulk of those wins. An enthusiastic crowd cheered for “The Kid” as he accepted it. 

“I’m exhausted,” joked Switzer in the Scarborough Downs Winner’s Circle, where a large group of his friends, family and fans joined him to celebrate. “I want to thank all who helped me get to this point; I couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone around me.”

It was only four short years ago that Switzer, Jr. was the Downs’ Freeman Parker Award recipient, an award presented to the track’s “Up-and-Coming Driver.”

 

 

3rd Annual Ski Boot & Stiletto Challenge

3rd Annual Ski Boot & Stiletto Challenge

This event benefits Woodfords Family Services.  Visit www.portsportsmaine.com to register - registration deadline is September 1!