Wearing red wins contest for some

16 years ago
By Kathy McCarty  
Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE – Wearing red to promote healthy hearts in women brought out a lot of cameras, with groups and individuals posing for snapshots throughout the day, with the goal of spreading awareness and having a bit of fun while doing so. But for some participants, prizes for their efforts made the day that much more memorable.

    The Education Department at The Aroostook Medical Center held photo contests during Wear Red Day, on Friday, Feb. 1. Businesses, schools and day cares were invited to submit photos of their employees/students wearing red. Businesses and schools who submitted photos were then entered into drawings for $100 prizes to be used for wellness. A heart-healthy basket was presented to the winning day care.
    Winning $100 prizes were: Acme Monaco Corp., of Presque Isle, in the business category; and Mill Pond School, of Hodgdon, in the school division. Winning a heart-healthy basket was Tiny Tots Daycare, of Easton, in the day care category.
    According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Wear Red Day is a day when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness.  This observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, tie or Red Dress pin.
    For more information, visit: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth/wrd.


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    MILL POND SCHOOL was the winner of the Wear Red Day School Photo Contest. Darcy Kinney, from The Aroostook Medical Center, presents Mary Harbison, assistant principal of Mill Pond School (SAD 70) in Hodgdon, along with other staff and students, a check for $100 to put toward physical education at the school. 



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    ACME MONACO was the winner of the Business Wear Red Day Photo Contest. Pictured, in front, from left: Michelle Cushman, Nancy Hartley, Nancy Lavway and Valerie Levesque. Back row:  Iris Theriault, Justin McBreairty, Phyllis Guerrette, Rosina Allen, Cindy Easler, Jim Bell, Connie Driscoll Alan Boulier and Joanne Crory.



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    Tiny Tots Daycare, located in Easton, was the winner of the Wear Red Day – Daycare division –  photo contest.  The facility was presented with a Heart Healthy Basket that included fun activities, to keep the kids active, as well as healthy fruit for snack time. Pictured, from left: Marcus Czosnek, Grace Flewelling, Darcy Kinney (TAMC), Keegan Dumond, Kyle Flewelling, Ethan Shaw, Kassie Brewer, Zachary Pelletier, Tammy Long, Olivia Keep and Trey Brewer.  



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    AS PART of the Wear Red Day Photo Contest conducted by the Education Department at TAMC, Acme Monaco received a check for $100 to put toward employees’ wellness. The company has decided to match the $100 and donate $200 to the American Heart Association.  Pictured, from left: Darcy Kinney, of TAMC, and Michelle Cushman, of Acme Monaco Corp.