(Photo Courtsey of Cara Slifka)
South Portland, Maine. The 4th annual Twilight 5K race brought more than 800 runners to the Southern Maine Community College Campus to raise money for the fight against cancer in Maine.
“We are overwhelmed by the spirit and generosity of these racers,” said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. “By the time the race started, we had received over $135,000 in donations to help support our fight.” The Foundation annually distributes over a million dollars to Maine-based organizations that conduct cancer research, education or patient support programs.
Notable participants include Suzie Satterfield of Bowdoinham, ME. Ms. Satterfield was honored as the top fundraiser of the race, as well as the captain of the #1 fundraising team, “Not Yet Net”, who collected an impressive $10,323. The 34 members of the team ran the race in matching Zebra stripes to show their support for the fight against cancer.
Maine Cancer Foundation recently announced the recipients of more than $1.3 million in grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs statewide.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to increase the number of grants we awarded this year,” said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. “By funding 32 different organizations, we’re adopting a comprehensive approach to fighting cancer in Maine.”
This year’s grant recipients range across the state, from York County to Aroostook County and include all aspects of cancer, from laboratory research to patient transportation.
We were very pleased to meet Nichole Morton and Amy Keating from Bangor Savings Bank this morning at the Maine Cancer Foundation office. We are proud to have been selected as one of eight non-profits to receive a $5,000 "Community Matters More" award.
More than 80,000 Mainers responded to Bangor Saving's Bank campaign and voted for their favorite charitable organizations.
Thank you for choosing us! We will quickly turn that award money around and send it back out as grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs.
You can learn more about Bangor Savings Bank "Community Matters More" programs on their website.
On June 13th at 7pm, Maine Cancer Foundation will be hosting the Twilight 5K, an evening run on the exact same course as the Tri for a Cure.
The Twilight 5K is open to men and women, ages 13+ and concludes with a live performance by local band "Sly-Chi" and a hospitality tent provided by Whole Foods and Shipyard Brewing Co.
This training run is open to Tri for a Cure participants for a flat $25 registration fee.*
This is a great opportunity for a "trial run" on the running course. Invite your spouse, partner, co-workers or friends to join you! You can register for the Twilight 5K online.
*The registration fee is used to cover event costs, insurance and the participant's athlete shirt.
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