Meet Alice Clifford. Alice has lived in Bangor for 30+ years with her husband. She has two adult children, is an attorney, frequently exercises to stay fit and gets involved to help to make her community a better place.
“I was lucky enough to be born into a family that enjoyed outdoor activities — and Maine is a beautiful place to be outdoors,” says Alice. “I’ve been an active person since I was very young.”
Alice never let anything stop her from achieving her goals. She was the only girl on her little league team, was a founding member of the women’s rugby team at Providence College, rode her bicycle across the United States to support the American Lung Association and completed the Maine Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek across the entire state 12 times! She has also coached t-ball, softball, basketball and soccer.
Alice shares, “These days, I have a 160-pound Newfoundland dog, named Finn that I like to walk, but my primary source of exercise is going to the gym.”
Alice enjoys combining staying active and fit with getting involved and supporting her community. She has either volunteered for or participated in St. Joseph Healthcare’s Commit to Get Fit since its inaugural year in 2019.
At a young age Alice’s parents instilled in her the importance of community service and giving back. She shares, “One year I volunteered for Commit to Get Fit and it was raining — and the course flooded. My job was to ensure all the walkers made it through the course. The last walker crossed the finish line after three hours of walking in the rain. I was so inspired!”
Alice has also participated in this event because she thinks it is crucial to support the SAFE, or Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, program at St. Joe’s. She says, “The program is a precious resource in our community that we’re lucky to have. I’ve worked as a prosecuting attorney at the Penobscot County/Piscataquis County District Attorney’s office for 34 years. I see firsthand the need for SAFE services in our community, which motivates me to get involved and stay involved year after year.”
Join Alice in supporting St. Joseph Healthcare’s SAFE program, while you take care of yourself by keeping active, and commit to walk or run in Commit to Get Fit on Sunday, September 24, at Broadway Park in Bangor. Registration is open now. Please visit stjosephbangor.org/c2gf for more information.