October 17, 2017
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Breast cancer awareness and education event to be held in Hampden

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Caring Connections and the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition invite the public to attend “Making the Connection: Celebrating Survivors, Embracing Wellness”, on Saturday, October 14th from 9 am to 12 pm at Hampden Academy.

This event will honor breast cancer survivors with a “survivor lap” around the Hampden Academy track.  Family, friends and supporters will be invited to join survivors for a second lap.  Attendees will then go inside the school to take advantage of workshops on stress reduction and nutrition offered by professionals from Eastern Maine Healthcare and sample dance and fitness classes offered by the Bangor Region YMCA.

There will be tables with information resources and door prizes.  Robin Long, Caring Connections Manager says, “October is breast cancer awareness month so we wanted to create an opportunity to honor our survivors and their supporters.  We also aim to educate everyone on the connections between nutrition, exercise and cancer risk as well as provide some tools to help us improve our self-care. While the event has a breast cancer focus, survivors of all types of cancer and the public are encouraged to attend”.

Registration for the event is $12.  For more information or to register, call the Bangor Region YMCA at 941-2808. Pre-registration is preferred but registration on the day of the event will start at 8 am.

Caring Connections, caringconnectionsmaine.org, is a cooperative program of the Bangor Region YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center.  For the past 21 years Caring Connections has provided access to free, high-quality breast and cervical health services and support for women diagnosed with breast cancer.  The Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, mainebreastcancer.org, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the health of Maine people through service, advocacy and education.  Proceeds from this event will support Caring Connections programs and services.