Cycling for the profession

Cycling team promotes osteopathic awareness and raises $15,000 for the American Lung Association

DOs promoted the osteopathic profession through a journey across Maine.

Thirteen team members (three DOs, two Maine Osteopathic Association staff members and many other friends of the profession)  recently embarked on The Trek Across Maine. The team raised over $15,000 during the 3-day, 180-mile cycling event for the American Lung Association.

Nicole Fecteau Pasquarello has led the charge to grow the team from two to 13 members over the past three years. Over 2,000 cyclists and 700 volunteers made the event possible.

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Maine Osteopathic Association and the Maine Osteopathic Educational Foundation sponsored the 13 riders. The team had UNECOM across their jerseys, which helped them promote awareness of osteopathic medicine.

Several team members are already registered for the 2019 Trek Across Maine, which will feature a new route for the 35th anniversary of the Trek.

If you would like to donate or join the team 2019’s Trek, please contact Amanda Richards at

George Pasquarello, DO, performs OMT on a teammate.
Team members, Director of Operations at the Maine Osteopathic Association Amanda Richards, Nicole Fecteau Pasquarello and George Pasquarello, DO, catch up at a rest stop on the third day of the trek.

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