DOVER-FOXCROFT – For the third straight year, Mayo Regional Hospital has been able to distribute Automated External Defibrillators to public access points throughout the central Maine region in an initiative to enhance cardiac care.
Mayo staged the 3rd annual Dennis Allen Memorial Golf Classic on Aug. 31, 2011 at the Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro, attracting 106 golfers and earning net proceeds of over $20,000.
The tournament honors the memory of Allen, who died in 2008 of a heart attack after serving for 30 years as Chief Financial Officer at Mayo.
Proceeds from the tournament are used by Mayo Regional to combat heart disease in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Somerset counties, as part of Mayo’s commitment to the Maine HeartSafe Communities initiative. Funds from the three tournaments in 2009, 2010 and 2011 have been used to buy 52 Automated External Defibrillators, with 15 devices recently purchased with funds raised at last year’s event.
Four of the most recent AEDs will be distributed to strategic locations in the North Woods: Northeast Carry on Moosehead Lake, and at the North Maine Woods, Katahdin Iron Works and Jo Mary checkpoints.
Other AEDs were distributed by Mayo this month to the town of Cambridge, Norridgewock Fire Department, Pleasant River Lumber Co. in Dover-Foxcroft, Pride Manufacturing in Burnham, Fields4Kids in Bangor, the Maine Senior Golf Association, and the Junction Campground in Brownville Junction.