On October 6, in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is hosting its 2nd Annual “Be Healthy” 5K Run/Walk to benefit the SMMC Center for Breast Care. According to Josh Fearon, frequent runner and member of the 5K committee, “I’m really looking forward to the SMMC 5K. The course on the Eastern Trail behind the medical center is excellent and the cause – helping SMMC’s breast cancer program -- can’t be beat.”
Jessica Jarvis, recently treated at the SMMC Center for Breast Care, “can’t imagine going anywhere else” and reports that she is walking because it’s a “wonderful way to give back to everyone at the hospital who supported me during my fight against breast cancer.”
A special thanks to current sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: Bangor Savings Bank, Hannaford, Kennebunk Savings, Oak Points Associates, P&C Insurance, and Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution; Gold Sponsor: Clean as a Whistle; Silver Sponsors: Edison Press, Neokraft Signs, Souliere Services, and Town & Country FCU; Bronze Sponsors: CWS Architects, La Corseterie, Megquier & Jones, Neil’s Motors, and PeoplesChoice Credit Union. Additional sponsorships are available.
The 5K race begins at 9 am; followed by the walk at 10:30 am. Registrations are being accepted online at active.com. Preregistration is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. All those registered by September 10th will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, please contact Development Director, Rebecca Wright at 283-7251.
About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system including a medical center offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group. SMMC features one of Maine's leading Emergency Care centers as well as a full range of inpatient and outpatient services at its 150-bed acute care medical center. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMMC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMMC's physician services offer high quality medical care through offices located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, and Saco and a wide array of outpatient services at its diagnostic and therapy centers in Saco, Kennebunk, and Biddeford. SMMC is Joint Commission accredited, state-licensed, and is a member of the MaineHealth system.
Rebecca Wright, 283-7251