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Acadia Hospital Battle of the Bands hits all the right notes

Posted: 10/03/2016

Event generates nearly $30,000 for Acadia Pediatric Services
 
Bangor, ME – On Friday, September 23, approximately 400 people danced the night away while supporting Acadia Hospital pediatric services. The fifth annual Acadia Hospital Foundation Battle of the Bands returned to the Cross Insurance Center for another evening of fun and friendly competition.
 
New challenger Allison Ames Band gave the previous year’s competitor Motor Booty Affair all they could handle, but the masters of funk pulled away late to garner more votes from the appreciative audience. The big winner of the night, however, was Acadia’s pediatric services, as the event raised nearly $30,000 in cash and in-kind donations.
 
Acadia Hospital President and CEO Dan Coffey commented on the event, “I heard so many positive comments from those in attendance; Motor Booty Affair and the Allison Ames Band were both amazing, and I think people enjoyed seeing them have so much fun together. It’s wonderful to have the community come out and celebrate our mission of empowerment, while helping to fund the important work we do with children and adolescents.”
 
Acadia Hospital Foundation thanks all who attended and those who volunteered. The event was made possible because of the following sponsors—Platinum Record Sponsors: Blueberry Broadcasting and WLBZ2, Gold Record Sponsors: Bangor Daily News and Russell Investments, Silver Record Sponsor: Webber Group, Rock Star Sponsors: Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor Federal Credit Union, Cross Insurance, and Dan & Nancy Coffey.
 
Acadia Hospital, a member of EMHS, is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives. 

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