For anyone that in newer to this blog you may not know that I am on the Board of Directors for an organization called MAAV (Melrose Alliance Against Violence). I've been on the Board since I started working at the hospital (over 4 years ago) and it truly is a group of the most talented, generous, dedicated and fun people ever!
I shared more photos from my time in Kennebunkport here and since I was already in Maine I got to see my college friend Taylor and visit Portland Head Light which I blogged about here!
Avenue Hair Designs in Melrose. It is a great program where DA Ryan goes into the salon (and all other area salons were invited) and talks about their special role in helping victims of DV. It is so true. . . people open up to their hair stylist right!? They need to be educated so they can point their clients toward resources that can help. To read more about this program read the follow up news article here.
walk and candlelight vigil during DV Awareness Month (Oct) and the committee gets sponsors and does a bunch of other behind the scenes stuff. I'm actually on the "Leadership Team" for the committee again this year and I'm in charge of team photos. So if any of my local friends want to volunteer to take photos on Oct 19th let me know!
This is my busy time of year with MAAV and my busy time of year in general b/c it is MS Challenge Walk time and Fashion Plates meetings too. So as you can probably guess I'm very excited for my 4 day Labor Day weekend coming up!
If you want to know what MAAV is up to follow on Facebook here and Twitter here!