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Fight Breast Cancer at the 3rd Annual SMMC "Be Healthy" 5K Run/Walk

05/09/2013

Register by June 7 for a free t-shirt!
On June 29, Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is hosting its 3rd Annual “Be Healthy” 5K Run/Walk to benefit the SMHC Center for Breast Care. The 5K race begins at 9 a.m.; followed by the walk at 10:00 a.m. on the eastern Trail adjacent to the medical center.  According to breast cancer survivor and top fundraiser Patty Brooks, “Last year I walked the 5k two weeks after my surgery and I vowed if I was healthy enough I would run the next one. This year I am feeling better and am training to run my second 5K as a way to give back for the wonderful care I received at SMHC.  I encourage others to join me in my journey.” 

A special thanks to current sponsors:  Platinum Sponsor: Ouellet Associates, Inc.; Gold Sponsors: Bangor Savings, Champagne’s Energy, Neokraft Signs and Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution; Silver Sponsors: Edison Press, Jim Godbout Plumbing and Heating, P&C Insurance and Souliere Services; Bronze Sponsors: Black Bear Promotions, Inc., Clark Insurance, La Corseterie, Neils Motors, Ocean Communities, PeoplesChoice Credit Union and York County Federal Credit Union. Additional sponsorships are available.
Registrations are being accepted online at www.smmc.org.  Preregistration is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. All those registered by June 7 will receive a free t-shirt.  For more information, please contact Development Manager Karen Chasse at 283-7238.

About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including a 150-bed acute care medical center in Biddeford, Maine, offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMHC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of Southern Maine Medical Center and the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smmc.org or @SMMCHealth.

PHOTO CAPTION: Breast cancer survivors join Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) staff at last year’s Be Healthy 5K Run/Walk.  (l-r) SMHC Cancer Care Coordinator Peggy Belanger, RN, Connie Brousseau, Dawn Tilton, Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator Helene Langley, RN, Faith Richards, Jessica Jarvis and Patty Brooks.

Media Contact:

Karen Chasse, 207-283-7238
 

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