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Doctor for a Day
Dr. Stephen Levine, Family Practice physician in Holyoke with Stephanie Berube, student at Westfield High School, pose during the Hampden District Medical Society’s High School Doctor for a Day program held on April 6. At left, 42 students and 42 physician mentors participated iin the program, an educational opportunity designed to provide a mentoring experience for serious high school junior and seniors who are science-oriented.

Laurie Normandeau, right, a veteran mountain climber who ascended Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004 as part of the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer, a program initiated by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will be part of another climb this summer — rugged Mount Elbrus in Russia. As part of that effort, she must raise $5,000 for cancer research, and recently staged a silent auction in Northampton’s Look Park as part of that process. Here, she poses with bidder Janet Eggleston, owner of the Northampton Brewery.

Breakfast of Champions
Go FIT, the local non-profit group focused on educating women and children about exercise, fitness, and nutrition, recently staged its Breakfast of Champions, a fund-raising event held at Bay Path College. The guest speaker was pro football quarterback Doug Flutie, most recently with the New England Patriots. He is seen here with Go FIT founder Susan J. Kaplan.

On the March
Above, Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers’ marching unit in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 19. This was the first year that Wing Memorial had a marching unit and their theme was “Wow, Wing”. Notable Wing marchers included Edward Noonan Chairman of the Wing Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, Katherine Coolidge Board member, and Charles Cavagnaro III, MD President & CEO of Wing Memorial Hospital & Medical Centers. Altogether, 34 staff members marched in the parade, representing 17 departments of Wing Memorial Hospital and Wing’s five Medical Centers.