StrikeOut Cancer Husson Softball Game

StrikeOut Cancer Husson Softball Game

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, the Husson University softball team will be in action on the O’Keefe Softball Field against the Pilgrims of New England College but this game is about more than softball, it is also about defeating another formidable opponent, cancer.

The Eagles will take the field on Saturday, April 19, at 1pm hosting their 3rd annual StrikeOut Cancer game. Master of ceremony and throwing out the first pitch is 6 year old Caleb Smith, son of Husson Nursing student Shannon Smith. In March of 2012, at age 4 Caleb was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Caleb is a trooper and is in year 2 of a 3 year treatment plan with chemo at home everyday and every 3 months he is in the hospital for a lumbar puncture treatment which delivers chemo to his spine and brain. His prognosis looks good!

Out of This World Fun! Summer of Discovery

Out of This World Fun! Summer of Discovery

Melting snow means it's time to sign up for SUMMER CAMP for grades K - 2, 3 - 5, and 6 - 8.  Two weeks each for grades K - 2 and 3 - 5 (come once, or come twice!)  One special week for grades 6 - 8 only: Astronaut Academy.

Details and online application:

Early registration discount expires April 30th so don't delay!

Annual "Healthy High" Event at UMaine in Orono

The University of Maine Student Wellness Resource Center will be holding its annual "Healthy High" event on April 13th at 4:20 pm.  This event includes a one-mile walk and a 5K/10K race held on the UMaine campus.  We are expecting close to 1000 participants this year!

In addition, we are dedicating the one-mile walk to "The Addict's Mom" in an effort to help the organization create community awareness and break the stigma associated with the disease of substance abuse.  We are reaching out to you with an offer to promote your agency/service at this event through marketing materials.  We will be hosting a table with informational material and invite you to send any brochures, pamphlets or other marketing materials you may have to promote your services.

New Opportunities For Youth Development In Bangor

MARTiAL YOU is looking to jump-start programs for traditional martial arts in Bangor, Maine so community members and youth have more opportunities to learn something new, exercise often and challenged their brains regularly.

Since 2011 we have been working with the Bangor YMCA to help promote martial arts and have organized successful events such as the annual Pre-Halloween Family Bash which features a martial arts demonstration and Martial Arts Camp 2013 which let kids try out Taekwondo, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga.

We now have an opportunity to lease studio space at 127 Hammond Street, a location previously occupied by the Bangor YMCA. The building has been unused for several years but is now under new ownership and the owners are renting out space to help offset the cost of having the building in use again.

Sebasticook Valley Health Receives Award

Sebasticook Valley Health Receives Award

Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) recently received a Special Sentiment from the State of Maine that was presented by Rep. Stanley Short (District 29) on February 28th to SVH President and CEO/EMHS Senior Vice President Terri Vieira, who accepted the certificate with board chairman Michael Gallagher, chief medical officer Robert Schlager, MD, and director of quality Sandi Delano, RN.

“Thank you for recognizing SVH’s efforts to reach national quality standards,” said Ms. Vieira. “Achieving quality excellence is an effort that every employee makes happen every day.”

Rep Short commented on SVH’s “high quality delivery of care based on results from the Leapfrog hospital survey,” and complimented SVH for being the first hospital in Maine to be recognized four years in a row for quality excellence. After his presentation, Rep. Short toured the new inpatient wing with Ms. Vieira, Mr. Gallagher, Dr. Schlager, and Ms. Delano.

TCWIB to Host EPIC Maine at EMCC Campus

The Tri County Workforce Investment Board, in collaboration with founding partners Eastern Maine Community College, Husson University, Penobscot Job Corps, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, and the Maine Army National Guard, will host EPIC Maine: Exploring Pathways to Industries & Careers in Maine at the Eastern Maine Community College campus in Bangor on April 24, 2014. Additional sponsor support provided by Bangor Savings Bank.

Lindsay Mower is ‘Good Medicine’ at SVH

Lindsay Mower is ‘Good Medicine’ at SVH

One of the nicest parts of being an inpatient at Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) is the musical entertainment that patients, visitors, and employees enjoy every week. High school student Lindsay Mower, from St. Albans, has become a very popular addition to the weekly happenings that activities coordinator Kendra Hartsgrove introduced to the new inpatient wing last fall.

A senior at Nokomis Regional High School, Lindsay performs every week at SVH as part of her volunteer project at school. With guitar in hand, Lindsay goes from room to room to sing two or three songs to patients who are up for music, as well as to their visitors. One visitor commented after Lindsay’s performance, “You should go on American Idol – you’re that good!” and another patient eagerly exclaimed when Lindsay entered her room, “Turn off the TV! I don’t want to miss any of this!”