Field Hockey Tournament to Benefit Webber Breast Care Center
Teams are seeking donations to benefit those diagnosed with breast cancer
June 19, 2013
The annual Battle for Breast Cancer tournament is taking place at Thomas College in Waterville on Friday, July 19, from 3:30–9 p.m. Here, field hockey players from Skowhegan and Mt. Blue high schools tour the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in Farmington on July 16. The players are learning about mammograms and breast cancer through videos and discussions with breast cancer survivors and staff of the breast care center, which is the tournament's beneficiary.
Area high school field hockey fans are in for another treat this summer when Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) hosts the annual Battle for Breast Cancer Tournament, Round 3, a round-robin benefit field hockey tournament taking place at Thomas College in Waterville on Friday, July 19, from 3:30–9 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, July 20.
The beneficiary is the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More than $20,000 was raised for the center last summer at the tournament that included five teams.
The tournament has been moved to Thomas College this year so that more teams can participate. The college’s athletic facility features two side-by-side turf fields.
July’s tournament will feature eight Central Maine high school field hockey teams: Skowhegan, Winslow, Messalonski, Mt. Blue, Lawrence, Mt. View, Leavitt, and Nokomis. Team members are currently seeking donations from family and friends for the tournament and approaching businesses for sponsorship. On-line donations can be made by visiting www.fchn.org/support/donate and can be directed to one of the teams playing.
According to Jill Gray Community Relations manager, “All funds raised will be used for working people diagnosed with breast cancer at the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center who are uninsured or under-insured.”
Prior to the tournament, the players are learning about mammograms and breast cancer through videos and discussions with breast cancer survivors and staff of the breast care center. And, every team is offered a facility tour.
The Webber family created an endowed fund for the support of the breast center in 2004 in memory of Peter Webber’s late wife, Martha, who passed away as the result of breast cancer in 1995.
Checks payable to FCHN can be mailed to the Fund Development Office, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938. For more information, contact Gray at 779-2555.
The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center offers timely access to state-of-the-art digital screening, and diagnostic, clinical, and care support services by a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers. The center has locations in Farmington and Livermore Falls
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