We are very excited to bring back the Twilight 5K Walk/Run to South Portland this summer.
We're also pleased to welcome Town & Country Federal Credit Union as the presenting sponsor of the Twilight 5K. Their generous underwriting support allows us to defray event expenses and dedicate more of your donations directly to cancer research, education and patient support here in Maine!
We recently learned about a new program being offered at the YMCA of Southern Maine to help adult cancer survivors:
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12 week, research-based physical activity and well-being program, designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. This small group program meets twice a week for 75 minutes each class. The program provides a safe and supportive environment for cancer survivors to regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. This program will be offered free to any community member and, in support of the whole family, includes a complimentary family membership for the 12 weeks the program is in session.
Q. Please tell us about yourself.
I am a professor in the Biomedical Sciences department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England in Biddeford Maine. My interest in neuroscience developed during my undergraduate studies at Coe College in Iowa and was reinforced during my graduate studies at Texas A&M, where I obtained my Ph.D. studying the neuroscience of pain. Over the course of my career I have learned much about the neurobiology underlying pain.
Q. How did you become involved in cancer research?