Toolkits & Resources



Upcoming Events in November

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Joy’s Networkshine a light

Attention Champions! In honor of  Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, Joy’s Network, in  conjunction with our community partner, Sy's Fund, is holding a “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” vigil held on November 13th at 5:30 pm in Central Square.

For the 4th straight year, the National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil is the largest nationally and now, internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer. Vigils in local communities provide a voice for the millions touched by lung cancer. The vigils provide hope, compassion and support, empowering attendees to join the historic movement for lung cancer.

The goal for the vigil is to simply ease the burden of all those impacted by connecting our community in a national call to action. On Tuesday, November 13th and throughout the month of November, volunteers and participants will join together to honor one an-other. Each vigil features personal stories from survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and others while sharing information on local resources and support groups as well as a call to action. Our community of support and hope will come together and we will grow the lung cancer movement for change. There really is something for everyone! For more information, contact Joy’s Network or visit our website.

Great American Smokeoutgreat american smokeout
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities

The Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities is celebrating the Great American Smokeout and the Coalition’s 15th anniversary on Thursday, November 15th with three very special presentations by speaker Josh Shipp.

Josh is a motivational speaker and television personality who helps adults understand teens and teens understand themselves. He’s a Harvard University endorsed speaker with an entertaining yet challenging message. He’ll speak at Fall Mountain Regional High School and Keene High School during the day with a special presentation for the community scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Keene Middle School auditorium.

In addition to bringing Josh Shipp to the Monadnock Region, the coalition will be offering “butt swap” opportunities for people interested in quitting tobacco to exchange their cigarettes, chew or cigars for a week’s worth of nicotine patches. For more information about the Great American Smokeout or about quitting tobacco at home or the workplace, call (603) 354-6513 or email Kate McNally.

ChiRunning® Workshop
chi runningSubmitted by Organizational Champion, Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene will be holding a Chi Running® full day workshop on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in Auditorium A & B.

Led by Vince Vaccaro, a Master ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® Coach, the course will focus on learning basic components of the ChiRunning® technique that will be able to be carried forward in personal running programs. Morning session will include: introduction of the ChiRunning® form, keys to effortless and injury-free running, personal check-in tricks and tools, core muscle drills and exercise and more. Afternoon session will cover pre-run body looseners, post-run stretches, and building your running program with essential workouts, such as: techniques for hill and drills, and exercise to improve form. Instruction will be led both indoors, in Auditorium A & B, and outdoors, rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers appropriate to the day’s weather.

Cost for full day workshop is $225 per person. Register online today. Questions about the workshop can be directed to our Orthopaedics Department at (603) 354-5482.

Healthy Eating for Busy People: How to Eat Healthy While Living a Full Life
Submitted by Organizational Champion, Spirited Nutritionspirited nutrition

A New Class at Cornerstone Wellness Center in Keene, NH

Integrate healthier foods into your busy life during this
8-week series to increase health and vibrancy.

When: Tuesday, 7:00 pm. October 16 – December 4
Description: $120.00 for 8 Week Course PLUS a bonus private coaching session 

  • Increase your knowledge with a new topic each week
  • Learn strategies and shortcuts to healthier eating with tips and tricks to save time (and money)
  • Receive individualized attention in this interactive class with private health consultation
  • Create weekly action steps based on your wellness goals and leave each class with a personalized action guide
  • Includes handouts, resources and support for your wellness journey.
  • Taught by a certified health coach and experienced educator

Visit Spirited Nutrition for registration and for more details. This course is offered by Champion, Cydney Smith, founder of Spirited Nutrition and a certified health coach, experienced educator, entrepreneur and mom. Contact Cydney Smith or call (802) 242-1487 for more information.