Community Spirit

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

 

Breast cancer survivor and Cumberland Foreside resident, Laurie Hyndman, pays it forward.

“We are grateful for Laurie’s energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Center,” says Michele Johns, Executive Director of the Cancer Community Center (CCC) of Laurie’s recent appointment to the Center’s Board of Directors and ongoing support of the CCC.

“I walked out of my doctor’s office having just had the diagnosis confirmed. I had breast cancer,” says Hyndman. “I drove straight to the Cancer Community Center to sit down with my pal, Michele Johns. I hadn’t been there before, but I knew what the center did. Needless to say, I never ever thought I’d need the CCC’s services. Michele armed me with literature about breast cancer, shared the many program offerings that might help me on my journey and, most importantly, offered her love and support. What a difference that can make.

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Philanthropy Friday: The Vote for Someone’s Dream Challenge

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Jennifer.

I’m doing things a bit differently for Philanthropy Friday today. I’m putting you up to a challenge.

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

NOT DEAD YET: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host.

Saco River Volunteer Cleanup - Saturday, September 15

Saco River Volunteer Cleanup - Saturday, September 15

Volunteers wanted for the 6th annual Saco River Volunteer Cleanup.  Volunteers clean more than 35 miles of river from North Conway to Brownfield (groups are assigned a section) in canoes donated by the canoe companies of the Saco River Recreational Council in Conway, Fryeburg, and Brownfield.  

Volunteers will meet Saturday morning at 8:30 am at Swans Falls for their trash bags, gloves, water and instructions and then will set out on the river for the day of cleaning the beaches, bankings and in the river. It is a lot of fun doing a great thing for our river.  Volunteers then return to Swans Falls Campground for a pasta dinner, campfire and much more. Camping is available for volunteers who choose to camp at the campground.

Who participates? Scout groups, high school groups, church groups, individuals and familes...