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Friday, April 5, 2013

Portland Walkathon to Raise Awareness for MCS/EI

This information courtesy of the Southern Maine MCS Support Group.

Walkathon Across America - A National Event to Raise Awareness of Environmental Illness

On Sunday, May 5th, there will be a Walkathon held in Portland, Maine to raise awareness for Environmental Illness (also known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). The event will begin at 1:00 PM at the Green Building Supply store at 111 Fox Street with a brief introduction followed by a walk down to and around Back Cove. The walk is approximately 4 miles.

This event is happening in many states all across America. The charge for the event is $25 and the money raised will go to the Jennifer Parker Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating people about environmental illness and the health risks associated with chemical- and fragrance-based products. Their goal is to use the money earned to build safe housing for people with this illness.

For more information about the walkathon, to sign up, or to get involved, please contact local organizer Carrie Young at (You may also sign up online at the Jennifer Parker Foundation's website, just be sure to select Portland, Maine.)

Registration is $25 per person (children under 14 are free). Registration includes a t-shirt, water, and a snack. Please come fragrance-free!

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