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Mission: To support the development of a sustainable health system to meet the needs of the Cap-Haitien community with maximum local direction and support.

Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation organized in the State of Maine.

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362 US Route 1, Falmouth ME 04105 USA
Tel. (207) 347-6733


Maine Walks with Haiti 5k Walk/Run

Festival Atmosphere with Live Music, Art, and Food

Date:  Saturday, May 13, 2017 (rain or shine)

Location:  Back Cove Park, Portland (across from Hannaford)

Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership is a Maine-based nonprofit organization working to improve the health system in northern Haiti. Proceeds from the walk/run benefit Konbit Sante’s work in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Portland’s Sister City

This family-friendly 5k walk and run around Portland’s Back Cove includes prizes for top runners and a festival with live music. Entertainment by The Fullertons band, Island Beats steel pan band, Scarborough’s Gym Dandies, and Lincoln Academy‘s Maine Music Outreach. Food by Dirigo Coffee and the Portland Food Co-Op; Haitian art; and more. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.

“The funds raised at this event directly support and enable local people to provide improved health care to their communities. And the ‘walk’ sends a message of our common desire to see them succeed,” says Konbit Sante executive director Nate Nickerson.

8:30 - Registration opens

9:45 - Welcome

10:00 - Runners start, followed by walkers

10:15-12:00 - Entertainment and awards (for top runners and first stroller across the finish line)


ISLAND BEATS, Steel Pan Band will play calypso, soca, and other Caribbean beats.

THE GYM DANDIES CIRCUS:  Scarborough’s own Gym Dandies Circus has gained national acclaim as a troupe of kids who do amazing things on their unicycles. www.gymdandies.org.

MAINE MUSIC OUTREACH:  Lincoln Academy’s Maine Music Outreach provides high school musicians the opportunity to attend the Holy Trinity Music Camp each year in Cange, Haiti. www.mainemusicoutreach.blogspot.com

THE FULLERTONS:  This Maine-based American music band celebrates the life, times, and legacy of “Neon” Leon Fullerton - cowboy, mystic, poet, bum. Dare you not to tap your toes!  www.thefullertons.net.

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 ABOUT KONBIT SANTE:  Since 2001, Konbit Sante staff and volunteers have worked in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health and other partners to build local capacity in all aspects of the health system - from door-to-door community outreach programs, to strengthening community health centers, to improving care at the regional referral hospital.  In Haitian Creole, a konbit is a partnership, a traditional Haitian method of working together to till your friends’ fields as well as your own. The word sante means health.  For more information about Konbit Sante-supported programs, please visit www.konbitsante.org.

362 US Route one

Falmouth, ME  04105