‘Leave It To Beaver’ star coming to Bangor, County to raise diabetes awareness

Posted Nov. 07, 2008, at 8:52 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:16 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The star of the former hit TV series “Leave It To Beaver” is coming to Maine this week to promote diabetes awareness in a program sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry to help uninsured and financially strapped patients gain access to prescription medicines.

Jerry Mathers, who has diabetes, will visit Fort Kent, Presque Isle and Houlton on Monday as part of the “Help is Here Express” bus tour.

On Tuesday he will stop at Nicky’s Diner in Bangor from 9 to 11 a.m. and Simones’ Hot Dog Stand in Lewiston from 2 to 4 p.m.

The nationwide program is designed to call attention to the rising rate of chronic disease in the U.S. and the patient assistance programs that can provide free or nearly free drugs to the needy.

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