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SMHC to Hold 2nd Annual Gary’s Walk June 7

Tribute to long time hospital and community supporter Gary Sullivan
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is pleased to announce that the second annual “Gary’s Walk” will be held on Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m. in honor of long time hospital and community supporter Gary Sullivan. The three mile course begins and ends at the Goodall Medical Office Building located at 25A June Street next to SMHC’s Sanford Medical Center. All proceeds from the event will help SMHC’s Sanford campus meet the healthcare needs of the community.

“‘Gary’s Walk’ is our way of paying tribute to Gary Sullivan and celebrating his commitment to the health and wellness of our communities,” said SMHC’s Chief Operating Officer Patsy Aprile. “Gary spent 40 years tirelessly volunteering to help improve his – and our – communities. He served nine years on the hospital’s board of trustees; stepping down shortly after being diagnosed with ALS.

“One of SMHC’s goals for ‘Gary’s Walk’ is to encourage people to take steps to be healthy,” added Aprile. “So mark your calendars for June 7! There will be food, music and more. It’s a great opportunity for families of all ages to have fun and support their community hospital.”

Last year “Gary’s Walk” raised more than $24,000 which was used to purchase new anesthesia monitoring equipment for operating rooms and patient care equipment for the Medical/Surgical Unit. Sanford Institution for Savings (SIS) will once again be the primary sponsor for the event.

Registration is just $15 and children under 12 may walk for free. Participants are not asked to collect pledges and the first 100 adults to register will receive a free “Gary’s Walk” t-shirt. Registration on the day of the event opens at 8 a.m.  You may register in advance online at the Gary's Walk page on, or by calling (207) 490-7027.

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