joe says "efne walk"

Joe is again spreading the word about The Epilepsy Foundation of New England and its annual fundraiser, The 2018 Freeport Walk for Epilepsy. The EFNE  provides help for today and hope for tomorrow for tens of thousands of people living with epilepsy. On September 22, 2018, EFNE invites you to join them for day of inspiration, hope, and fun in Freeport, as people walk to show support for people affected by epilepsy in our community.

EFNE’s Freeport walk brings together our epilepsy community to share in a day filled with purpose, while fostering connections. Children’s activities bring lots of smiles to our youngest walkers and include face painting, and music to sing and dance to. The Freeport epilepsy walk is a great way to enjoy the fall weather in New England, have fun with friends and family, enjoy lunch and show your support for people living with epilepsy.

Find more about the Freeport Walk here, and more about EFNE here.

                        Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "alz walk"

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. Saturday, September 22nd, 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!

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joe says "mccp walk"

Joe is always inspired by the work done by medical professionals on behalf of their patients, and that's especially true when the patients are children. That's why he's promoting this weekend's 33rd Annual Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk, an event that will take place simultaneously in four locations across Maine on Saturday, September 15th. 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 event here, and Joe says good luck to all the walkers!

                      Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "spel bee"

With this cryptic message Joe is once again promoting South Portland's very own Lyric Music Theater, whose current production is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Jamie Lupien Swenson. Founded in 1952, Lyric Music Theater is community theater at its finest. The purpose and mission of this wonderful organization is is to foster and develop interest in the theater in the Greater Portland Area, particularly as applied to music and drama, and to provide a medium for the expression of such interest. The Spelling Bee production will be running from September 14th to 30th- Joe hopes you get a chance to check it out!

Learn more about the Lyric Music Theater here.

                      Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "usp7 org"

Joe wants to take a moment to educate Portlanders on rare neurodevelopmental disorder that can result from a mutation of the USP7 gene. Those affected by this condition are often developmentally delayed, have white matter abnormalities, speech impairment and are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The USP7 Foundation is a nonprofit based right here in Portland whose mission is to cure USP7-related diseases. They do this by funding research and identifying more patients, with the vision of providing a future of possibilities for those who are diagnosed with a mutation of USP7. Joe applauds the folks at this organization for the noble work they do and urges you to learn more about them and their work here.

                           Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "grn fest"

If you've seen one of the Joe Bornstein-themed Priuses driving around Maine, you already know that Joe likes to be eco-friendly whenever possible, which is why he's promoting the Greater Portland Sustainability Council's Green Fest. The Sustainability Council is a local organization whose mission is to help our region become a world-class model of environmental sustainability.  The Green Fest, to be held tomorrow, Saturday September 8th in Monument Square in Portland, will feature musical acts, dance performances, local foods, kids' activities, and more, all in the name of environmental stewardship. If there's one thing Joe likes more than a festival, it's a festival for a good cause, so he thinks you should check it out! Admission is free, so don't think twice!

Learn more about the Council here and more about this event here.

                          Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "afsp walk"

Like so many others, Joe believes too many Mainers have lost their lives to suicide. We regret the loss of each one. Joe wants to spread the word about one organization that's taking an active role in preventing these losses: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Established in 1987, the AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.

This Saturday, September 8th, AFSP is hosting its Out of the Darkness Walk, which will raise awareness and funds that allow the AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Joe offers his thanks to this wonderful organization for the amazing work they do, and urges you to learn more about them here and more about the Walk here.

                     Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.


joe says "cmt mnth"

Do any Portlanders remember this message from last year? If not, Joe is here to refresh your memory. CMT stands for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, a group of inherited disorders that affect the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. CMT affects about 2.8 million people worldwide, of all races and ethnic groups. The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association is an organization whose mission is to support the development of new drugs to treat CMT, to improve the quality of life for people with CMT, and, ultimately, to find a cure. On Sunday, September 16th, the CMT Association will be holding the 6th annual Peaks Island Walk for CMT at the Inn on Peaks! Joe is sure this will be an inspiring event and hopes you consider attending. Find more about the event here and more about the organization here.

                       Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.