October 2017 Topic: Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Marathon in a Month

  • Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Marathon in a Month

Breast Cancer Awareness


October 14th - Cancer Walk: supports Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as other cancers. Visit kintera.org for more info.


Preventative health plan coverage

FMI: screenmaine.org
  • Mammograms: Mammograms are covered at 100% with no copay at both the in-network and out-of-network benefit level. Effective July 1, 2017 there will be no limits for screening or medically necessary mammograms.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screenings: The coverage for routine and medically necessary screenings is 100% no deductible.
  • Routine Digital Rectal Exam/Prostate-Specific Antigen Test: One exam per calendar year is covered at 100% no deductible. There is no coverage for these exams if you go outside of the Aetna network.
  • Lung Cancer Screening: One lung cancer screening is provided per every 12 months for eligible members at no cost. To learn more about the eligibility requirements, visit the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force website.
Marathon in a Month

Marathon Month: The Challenge

Run and/or walk 26.2 miles (marathon) or 50 miles (ultra-marathon).

On your mark. Get set. Go!

Signing up is easy. No fee required.

Register Today!

The Benefits

Going the marathon distance will inspire you. It’s a serious but doable goal, and reaching it will do great things for your heart, lungs, muscles, and your brain. And there are some extra perks just for registering:

  • Create your own private personal profile page
  • Receive an official Marathon In A Month race bib
  • Qualify automatically for prize drawings throughout October
  • Have your scores added to our ChallengeME Leaderboard

How to Register

Note: If you took part in April's Million Mile Month, use the same login (email address/password) to register for Marathon in a Month.

  1. Visit millionmilemonth.org/events online.
  2. Click on Marathon In A Month “Register.”
  3. Choose your registration level—Bronze level is FREE.
  4. Be sure to select your correct region/team under MaineDOT.
  5. Fill in required blanks then click “Complete Registration.”


Log in at millionmilemonth.org to record your activity in your profile.

Optional: Connect a Fitbit  or Map My Fitness account.