FMH to Host Radiothon to Support Fight Against Cancer
January 4, 2007
Nearly everyone in Maine has been affected by cancer, either through their own personal experience or that of a friend or loved one. Because of this nearly universal connection, Sugarloaf is again joining the fight against cancer through a signature fund raising event, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit.
Fifty percent of the proceeds of the Charity Summit happening on Saturday, January 20, will go to the Maine Cancer Foundation and fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Over $154,000 was raised during last year’s event.
The Maine Cancer Foundation provides funding for scientific cancer research, professional and public education, and patient support programs throughout Maine; whereas, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center provides area women with timely access to state-of-the-art screening, and diagnostic, clinical, and care-support services.
In an effort to support this exciting and important fundraising event, Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting a radiothon on Thursday, January 11, from 2-6 p.m., which is being aired on WKTJ 99.3 FM. The purpose of the radiothon is to support the efforts of the Sugarloaf Charity Summit by taking contributions from callers.
According to Maureen Goudreau, FCHN Development Director, “The single largest source of funding for breast cancer support and awareness in Maine is support from individuals.”
During the radiothon, WKTJ will interview key people associated with the Charity Summit, as well as the Breast Care Center, and the Webber family. Updates on the amount raised will also be announced throughout.
To make a pledge, call 779-2408 on Thursday, January 11, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all donors will receive a detailed acknowledgement in the mail.
For more information, contact Maureen Goudreau at 779-2471.
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