Joe is always honored to help spread the important message of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Tomorrow, September 24, is this organization’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! Find more about the event here. Joe says Walk On, Portland!
The Time & Temp Blog’s first guest photographer is Paul Conley, a Portlander who got this cool aerial photo of the Time & Temp and sent it into firstname.lastname@example.org. Joe says Thanks Paul!
Portlanders, Joe wants to get more of you involved with this project. We all know that the Time & Temp is visible from countless spots in Portland- can you see it from your office? From your apartment? From your walk to lunch? If you can, try to grab a photo from your unique perspective. Pass it along to Joe at email@example.com, and maybe you’ll see it on www.PortlandTimeTemp.com, along with a special shout-out. If you’re a photographer and your photo makes it onto the page, Joe will also post a link to an online portfolio if you have one. Bonus points for cool new perspectives.
Joe is honored to again play a small role in Hospice of Southern Maine’s Twilight in the Park, an event meant to help us remember loved ones who have passed. At this touching event, to be held on Saturday, September 24, over 1,000 luminaria each represent someone who has brought love and light into our lives. Joe is thankful that organizations like Hospice exist to provide comfort to those suffering from life-threatening disease, and he hopes that this meaningful and important event is a success. Find out more about Hospice of Southern Maine here, and about Twilight in the Park here.
Joe often uses the Time & Temp sign and this blog to promote local organizations that help Mainers during difficult times. That’s why tonight the sign is flashing a message for The Cancer Community Center’s Fight Back Festival. The festival, to be held this Saturday, September 24, is an annual family fundraiser that features a fun run and other entertainment for the whole family. The goal is to raise $135,000 in donations through this event.
In case you’re not familiar, the Cancer Community Center is an amazing local nonprofit, created by members of the Greater Portland community, whose mission is to support and promote the well-being of people living with cancer, their families and their friends. This wonderful organization offers free programming, thanks to a community of neighbors who donate time, money and talent to make it all possible. Please find more info about the event here, and the Cancer Community Center here. Joe sends his thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who make this event possible and who carry on the important work of the Cancer Community Center!
Joe was never much of a musician, but he can appreciate talent when he sees it. There’s plenty of talent at Maine Academy of Modern Music, a local organization that aspires to provide Maine youth with the discipline, freedom, and guidance to appreciate the thrill of making contemporary music, instilling in them the power of self-expression. MAMM is dedicated to building leadership through the musical arts. The good folks over at MAMM hope that you can join them at our 2nd Annual MAMM Open House on Saturday, September 24 at their 125 Presumpscot St location in Portland. The event will run from 12-4pm and will include performances by MAMM student rock bands, MAMM faculty, and students from MAMM’s Kids & Teens Open Stage! Joe hopes you stop by and tour MAMM’s lesson and rehearsal studios, meet MAMM instructors, sign up for classes, and celebrate!
Joe has always been a fan of the United Way. United Way of Greater Portland focuses on the fundamental issues of education, financial stability and health. It assists nearly 40 partner agencies to support 89 programs serving all walks of life. This weekend, a special event will take place to benefit this great organization. On September 18, 2016 the Greater Portland Board of Realtors is hosting a fundraising event that will bring the community together…literally. “Hands Around the Cove” will take place around beautiful Back Cove and allow over 3500 participants to join hands and circle the entire 3.5 miles. Food and music will also compliment the event in nearby Payson Park. Proceeds of the event will go to the United Way. Joe encourages you to find more about the event here, and more about the United Way of Greater Portland here. Thanks to all involved!
Joe is always inspired by the work done by medical professionals on behalf of sick children, and that’s why he’s promoting this weekend’s 30th Annual Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk, an event that will take place simultaneously in seven locations across Maine on Saturday, September 17, 2015. The purpose of the MCCP WALK is to raise both awareness and funds for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Maine’s comprehensive treatment center for children fighting cancer and blood disorders. Please register today to participate in this year’s MCCP WALK, and help support the Maine Children’s Cancer Program in its effort to keep cancer from getting in the way of kids being kids! Find more about the MCCP here, and Joe says good luck to all the walkers!
One harsh reality of the times we live in is that some of our neighbors go to sleep hungry. Joe is particularly saddened by the children among us who suffer from hunger despite the fact that so much food goes to waste in our country. That’s why he’s spreading the word about Wayside Food Programs, a local organization currently in its 30th year of increasing access to nutritious food for those in need in Southern Maine. Wayside’s hunger relief efforts include 13 free community meal sites, five mobile food pantries, a kids’ healthy snack program, community gardens, and more. Wayside is currently observing Hunger Action Month, which takes place this September and was established by the Foodshare Organization. Joe hopes you consider lending a hand to Wayside or Foodshare and he applauds both organizations for continuing their noble efforts to end the scourge of hunger in our communities.