Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27


Nevi Ride 2013

Maine Adaptive/NEVI Fest Bike Ride

Pineland Farms
New Gloucester, Maine

All day

Enjoy routes for all levels. Routes include 10, 25 & 60 mile rides. Adaptive ride and demo will be available! Donations are always welcome!

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Eastern Trail Loop & Lunch Ride

Start at Wainwright Recreation Complex
125 Gary L. Maietta Parkway off Highland Road
South Portland, Maine

Check-in at 9:00 am. Departure 9:30 sharp. Return around 4:00 pm.

We’ll stop for lunch at the Run of the Mill Restaurant in Saco and enjoy ice cream at Bayley’s on the way back. Fun time for all!

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Race for Myeloma

James Doughty School
143 5th Street
Bangor, Maine

9:45 am

5k walk or run on the streets of Bangor that raises funds for Multiple Myeloma research. Multiple Myeloma is a rare and incurable blood cancer. Please walk or run with us on a beautiful Autumn morning! Bring your family, friends, and co-workers or have them support your efforts with pledges!

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Antique cars

Antique and Adaptive Car Show

New England Rehabilitation Hospital
334 Brighton Avenue
Portland, Maine

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

As part of our National Rehab Week celebration, New England Rehab Hospital will host a display of Antique cars as well as vehicles that have been adapted for use by our patients with physical disability.

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Travis Mills family

Retired US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills

Brighton Cafe
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
334 Brighton Avenue
Portland, Maine

3:00 pm

Travis Mills lost parts of all four limbs during his 3rd tour of duty in Afghanistan. One of only five people known to have survived such an injury, he has overcome countless physical and emotional obstacles and is an inspiration to all. New England Rehab hospital is proud to host Travis as part of our National Rehab Week celebration.

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Radical Gratitude With Brain Cancer Survivor, Will Pye

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland, Maine

7:00 pm

In February of 2011, in his early 30s, Will was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His book, Blessed with a Brain Tumor, describes how the experience transformed his life. Join us for an evening with Will as he talks about his experiences of Radical Gratitude.

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Memory Café/Presque Isle

The Whole Potato Café & Commons
428 Main Street
Presque Isle, Maine

2:00 pm

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Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Dana Health Center, MMC
Portland, Maine

6:00 pm

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group is offering information, education, encouragement and understanding to all individuals who have been affected by a brain aneurysm .

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flu shot

Flu Shot Friday|CHANS Flu Vaccination Clinic

Mid Coast Senior Health Center
58 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, Maine

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

For more information, call 207.373.4656


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Fight Back Festival

Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester, Maine

7:00 am to 2:30 pm

Fight Back Festival is a family-friendly biking, running and walking event held each year at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Fight Back Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. There is something for everyone on this beautiful day of strength, hope and remembrance.

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Save the Date

Twilight in the Park

Deering Oaks
Portland, Maine

6:30 pm

Imagine 1,000 luminaria glowing warmly at dusk; each light representing someone who has brought love and light into our lives. Hospice of Southern Maine is excited to once again offer Twilight in the Park, a time-honored tradition, to our community.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.