Auburn, Maine (June 29, 2012) – Bedard of Lewiston and Auburn is announcing their partnership with the Dempsey Challenge as the official sponsor of Survivor Recognition Activities at the 2012 event. With this designation, Bedard staff will have the opportunity to volunteer and assist at the two-day fundraising event scheduled for Sat. and Sun., Oct. 13 and 14, 2012 in Lewiston. All survivor activities are free and celebrate and honor cancer survivorship. In addition, Bedard will host an exposition booth adjacent to the Dempsey Center Spirit of Hope tent throughout the weekend and participate in the Champions for Hope Celebration on Sat., Oct. 13.
“Our support of the Dempsey Challenge helps ensure that the education, support and wellness resources of the Dempsey Center will be available for years to come,” states Annette Nadeau, Bedard Chief Operating Officer. “It also underscores Bedard’s commitment to serving the needs of cancer patients in the region through our pharmacies and medical supplies store. Transitions at Bedard in Auburn is dedicated to providing customers with a comfortable and private place to shop at a time when they may not be feeling their best,”
The only retail store of its kind in central Maine, Transitions at Bedard integrates the medical needs and comfort of cancer patients with image solutions such as post mastectomy supplies, bras, wigs, skin care and more. Bedard’s certified staff assists customers in selecting and fitting their items in a private environment. Transitions carries post-mastectomy products including specialized bras with draining packs, stylized bras, and prosthetics and offers an extensive wig selection including one-hundred-percent human hair wigs and pieces as well as synthetic products.
Transitions carries the Lindi Skin skin care line designed specifically for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments and is particularly suitable for those with medical complications associated with diabetes, rosacea or sensitive skin. Transitions also carries Eve Organics organic skin care and mineral make-up, specifically formulated to avoid toxic ingredients. In addition, make-up brush sets, eyebrows and fillers, shampoo, combs, wire racks, spray and deodorizers are available. Special orders are also possible.
Transitions at Bedard is located at 359 Minot Ave., Auburn, Maine. To schedule a consultation or for questions about services and products that are available at Transitions at Bedard, please call 784-3700, ext. 3005. Walk-ins are also welcome.
About the Dempsey Challenge and the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen is a fundraising experience for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. The event is comprised of the Electricity Maine 5K & 10K run/walk on Saturday, October 13 as well as Fundraising Rides Presented by Exergy (10, 25, 50, 70 and 100 mile distances) on Sunday, October 14. A free, family-friendly Festival in the Park takes place all weekend and includes a KidZone, Health & Wellness Expo, vendor fair, entertainment, Survivor Walk and official merchandise. All events start and end at Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park in Lewiston. For more information or to register visit http://www.dempseychallenge.org/
The Dempsey Center, located at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities impacted by cancer through support, education, integrative medicine, outreach and prevention. All Dempsey Center services are provided at no cost regardless of where treatment is received.[A1] More information is available at http://www.dempseycenter.org/
Bedard is a third generation-owned Pharmacy, Senior Care Pharmacy and Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies company located at 359 Minot Avenue in Auburn. Bedard Pharmacy is also still located at 61 College Street in Lewiston. Bedard is nationally accredited with The Joint Commission and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). After more than 110 years of service, Bedard Pharmacy remains an industry leader by combining old-fashioned customer service with leading-edge skills and state-of-the-art technology.
For more information, call (207) 786-0139 or 1-888-BEDARDS (toll-free), or visit www.bedardpharmacy.com.