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Conquer Chiari Walk Across America - Central Maine

Join Sarah’s Team, September 16th, To Help Conquer Chiari

I'm so excited to be organizing the 2nd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America - Central Maine event.  The Quarry Road Recreation, in Waterville, is graciously allowing us to use their facilities again this year!  Last year we had over 130 people for our inaugural event.  I want MORE this year!!  Join me!

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<> on August 3, 2016 near Tschagguns, Austria.
Sean Gallup

Food Truck Festival Recovery Plan: Go On A Hike

You went to the inaugural Food truck Festival, where you enjoyed treats from hand cut fries to kettle corn, to great smoothies, and everything in between. Awesome food day, but after the inevitable food coma, you were back to reality of knocking off the 5-10 pounds. If you're one of the millions of people trying to get beach ready, Maine is your friend.

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Cathy & Glen Lewis

NBC’S TODAY Show Visits Winthrop To Discuss Cannabis & Addiction

It's a great honor to know Cathy & Glenn Lewis.  Such a wonderful couple with massive hearts for their community.  The Lewis' own Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary & Learning Center in Winthrop.  The two have fought to educate the community and healthcare providers about medical marijuana.  Their hard work is paying off, as they had NBC's TODAY show visit them this week.

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Runners Fail To Qualify For Boston Marathon Due To Route Glitch

Have you ever run a course where it seems like there is NO WAY it's only a 5k?. You run out of gas after what you think is the fourth kilometer. You don't want to check your tracker, but you do. Wait, there's MORE? Is the GPS off? Did it not start on time? All these things run through your head, but surely the event organizers did the proper math. Right?

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Sarah & Celina at Conquer Chiari Walk

Local Man Is Walking One Million Steps For His Wife

They may not think so, but I owe my life to Adam Page and his wife Celina.  I met Celina when I was first diagnosed with Chiari Malformation.  She spoke to me about her journey with this terrible disease and the various doctors who helped her.  Celina is kind and gentle and sweet with a goal to not try and push me in any specific direction with my personal experience.  

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Things To Celebrate In May!

Of course, there's the obvious days like: May 4th (Star Wars), Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) & Mother's Day (May 14th).  There are a lot of other recognition and observances happening in the month of May.  Some that might have special meaning to you and some that are just plain funny.  Here is a list of things to celebrate in the 5th month of the year:

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Ticks: Besides Lyme Disease You Need to be Aware of Powassan

Ticks and Lyme already make my skin crawl now we need to have more of an awareness of Powassan. It is disease that also can come from a tick bit and those infected ticks are starting to show in more of Maine.

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Germany Celebrates 20 Years Since Reunification
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National Pretzel Day

Death, taxes, and my PCP telling me to cut down on salt. These three constants occur like clockwork. The third is nearly impossible when my sodium reduction kryptonite comes in the oven baked goodness known as the pretzel.

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RECALL: Baby Teething Tablets That Contain A Toxic Substance

All Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland Nighttime Baby Teething Tablets, made by the Standard Homeopathic Company, are being recalled.

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Conquer Chiari
Erika & Sarah

Save The Date: Conquer Chiari Pot Luck Purple Picnic

Help spread the word to anyone you know who is conquering chiari and may not be aware of the support that is out there for them.  The southern & central Maine groups for the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America are coming together and having a picnic!  

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