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The Brennan & Rogers, PLLC Journal
September 2019 Edition
September Awareness Month Highlights
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month This was born of the grief of Rudolph and Antoinette de Villiers who tragically lost the beloved son Robbie at the age of 16 to Leukemia in 1944. The affluent family started an educational foundation five years after his passing because of the lack of effective treatment at the time. The grassroots campaign began with a small budget and a handful of volunteers. Even in the mid fifties with the onset of available chemotherapy treatments, leukemia was still considered to be 100% fatal. Undaunted and holding on to their belief that a cure was attainable for leukemia as well as other blood cancers, the de Villiers foundation metamorphized into the modern day Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or LLS which has been "Dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers, we are now The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services." by providing over $1 billion dollars in research since 1949.
beginning in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month, which honored the work of substance use treatment professionals in the field. The observance evolved into National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) in 1998, when it expanded to include celebrating the accomplishment of individuals in recovery from substance use disorders. The observance evolved once again in 2011 to National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) to include mental illness.
September Awareness Days

September 11

September 10

September 15

September 21
The big question is which should come in September: apples or pumpkin spice? Which side does your loyalty lie?
According to the Guardian, " Hospices provide care for people from the point at which their illness is diagnosed as terminal, to the end of their life. Hospice care places a high value on dignity, respect, and the wishes of the person who is ill, and aims to look after all their needs, as well as the needs of the person's loved ones". Few people realize that Hospice organizations aren't held to the same reporting standards you would expect as in the case with Nursing homes. What did their investigation uncover over a four year period?
If you are a Veteran and have looked into applying for long term care in the past through the VA, you may want to review the VA's policy change as of October 18, 2018 regarding asset transfers. They have imposed a "look back" period similar to that of Medicaid where any assets transferred within this time need to be disclosed at the time of applying for benefits. How long is this imposed look back and will it affect you?
Local Events
York Art in the Park Celebrating 25 years on September 14, 2019 from 10am-5pm at Moulton Park on York Street in York Harbor, ME.

September 18, 2019 from 9am-2pm located at York Housing Community Room
117 Long Sands Road, York. *Space is limited in the popular program so sign up today!*

September 21-22, 2019 at Alfred Shaker Museum 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002

September 28, 2019. Race at 8:30am with festivities to follow

W ednesday October 16 from 9am-2pm at the Kittery Community Center in Kittery, ME. *We will have a booth here so stop by and say hello!*

Saturday October 19, 2019 from 9am-4pm at Short Sands Beach.
The nights are a little cooler, our streets a little quieter and the kids are back in school. I think for a lot of us September has become a favorite month because it is still warm enough to enjoy with a lot less congestion.

Happy September!
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