Community Involvement

Beach to Beacon Race:

Since 2009, a group of Chest Medicine Associates employees, Maine Medical Center employees, patients, family and friends formed a team to run the Beach to Beacon 10k Road Race in Cape Elizabeth. Money raised by CMA is donated to the MMC CF Center.

Cystic Fibrois is a debilitating and incurable disease that dramatically shortens the lifespan of those who have it. Our goal at Chest Medicine and MMC is to provide patients and families with comprehensive and compassionate care in a state-of-the-art facility. We also aim to raise awareness of the disease in the general community, serve as a local information resource, and conduct clinical research to improve the quality of care of CF patients.

Annual CF Great Strides Walk:

Chest Medicine Associates employees join their fellow patients, family and friends for the CF Great Strides Walk around Portland's Back Bay. Money raise by CMA is donated to the CF Foundation.

Great Strides Walk 2012

American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine:

Chest Medicine Associates proudly takes part in the American Lung Association’s annual Trek Across Maine, a 3-day, 180-mile bicycle tour across the beautiful state of Maine. From the mountains of Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel to the scenic coastline in Belfast, the Trek is a fun, challenging and rewarding weekend getaway. The tour stops overnight in Farmington at the University of Maine at Farmington, and in Waterville at Colby College.

For more information or to register for next year’s trek, visit www.mainelung.org.

Trek Across Maine Team 2009

Kjeldgaard Symposium:

For the last 20 years, the Kjeldgaard Symposium has been held annually in Portland at Maine Medical Center. This day-long program provides information regarding health management and technology from the local to the national perspective.

The Kjeldgaard Day Symposium was established in 1986 and is dedicated to the memory of J. Mark Kjeldgaard, M.D., former Director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Swing for a Cure:

Chest Medicine Associates supports the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Swing for a Cure. Here in Maine and all around the country, Pulmonary Hypertension patients, their family, friends and medical professionals are hosting events that fund life-saving research and PHA services while raising PH awareness in their community.