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Healthy Acadia Second Annual “Hungry for Health” Campaign a Success!

Ellsworth – Healthy Acadia’s second annual “Hungry for Health” 2017 campaign has come to a close, and the nonprofit community health organization would like to thank the eleven restaurants across Hancock and Washington counties who partnered to raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention and treatment access.
Thanks to the owners, staff and patrons of Choco-Latte (Bar Harbor), Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza, Havana (Bar Harbor), Helen’s Restaurant Machias, Islesford Dock Restaurant, Jo’s Diner and Pizzeria (Calais), Mache Bistro (Bar Harbor), Machias Pat’s Pizza, McKay’s Public House (Bar Harbor), Riverside Takeout (Machias), and Rose Eden Lobster (Bar Harbor), the campaign raised $5,399.45 to date, and additional funds are still coming in. These resources will go to support a number of cancer prevention and treatment access initiatives, with particular benefit to the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation program, a partnership between Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.
2017 was Healthy Acadia’s second “Hungry for Health” campaign, which addresses a critical community health need each year. In 2018, “Hungry for Health” will focus on building needed food security and food access resources across both counties. Restaurants are invited to participate in Hungry for Health 2018 Restaurant Day on September 15th, or contact Healthy Acadia to develop a unique fundraiser that best fits their restaurant business. Stay tuned to learn more about this exciting campaign and show your support by dining at participating restaurants.
For more information or to get involved, contact Shoshona Smith at 667-7171 or by emailing Shoshona@HealthyAcadia.org.

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