Run the Maine 2022 showed their love for local health services and health activity with the event delivering essential funds for Dhelkaya Health. Sue Race, CEO of Dhelkaya Health, was thrilled to be presented with a cheque for $20,000 from Run the Maine Director Gavin Krasner last October. The funds purchased a BiPAP machine, providing support for critically unwell patients needing respiratory support at Dhelkaya Health’s Urgent Care Centre.
Sue Race said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the organisers, event partners, sponsors and participants of Run the Maine. Despite all the challenges faced you continued to raise funds through virtual events in 2020 and 2021! Congratulations on Run the Maine 2022. Our community is so fortunate to benefit from your hard work, sweat and generosity in getting new equipment for Dhelkaya Health’s Urgent Care Centre.”
Run the Maine mascot and social media star The Bird, was happy to join CEO Sue Race for a patient’s eye view of the new equipment, skilfully operated by Nurse Gillian.
The BiPAP machine is the latest non-invasive option to support a patient’s breathing, shown to be very effective in cases of acute heart failure and some types of respiratory failure by reducing the effort needed to breathe and increasing the volume of space in the lungs for respiration to occur.
Early Bird Registration opens soon so please, save the date (September 29th), get out the trainers, maybe review the training tips videos on their website. https://runthemaine.org. There is a course tailored for everyone, so sign up to their newsletter and we will see you there!
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