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New England Reflections Calendars Raise Funds for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs and Patients

September 11, 2013
Keene, NH

New England Reflections Calendar

CMC/DHK is pleased to offer the "New England Reflections" 2014 calendar for sale with photos by Jeffrey Newcomer, MD, Pulmonologist at CMC/DHK. As in past years, sales from the calendar benefit the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and help cover the cost of pulmonary rehabilitation for area residents lacking insurance coverage.

The calendars are sold for $15 each in the Elliot’s Wish Gift Shop at CMC/DHK and locally at selected gift and specialty shops. You may also purchase calendars online at CHFbreathe.org. “We are grateful for the regional merchants’ support and enthusiasm in selling these calendars to benefit our Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients,” said Jeff Newcomer, MD.

The calendar images were selected to capture the character of the region throughout the four seasons. Samples of Newcomer’s photography are available on his website at www.partridgebrookreflections.com.

The annual fundraiser underwrites reduced and no-cost participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and other chronic lung diseases. Through a series of 24 sessions, a range of medical specialists offer information and assistance on using oxygen, inhalers, and medication. Participants learn ways to manage shortness of breath by retraining their breathing and conserving energy. The program also helps people build lung capacity through aerobic conditioning and strength training.

Most participants in Pulmonary Rehabilitation are referred by a physician. For information on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, contact Farnum Rehabilitation Services at CMC/DHK at 603-354-6730.

The Cheshire Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DHK, Healthy Monadnock 2020 (formerly Vision 2020) is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.

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