Pair Seeks Donations for Sugarloaf Charity Race in the Fight Against Cancer in Maine
January 4, 2007
Dr. James Lancaster, an anesthesiologist at Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Tory Gray, a winter-term student at Carrabassett Valley Academy and a resident of Farmington, have been chosen to represent the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at this year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit.
The 2007 Sugarloaf Charity Summit is January 19-21 and includes day and evening events on and off the slopes. All proceeds will benefit the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital and the Maine Cancer Foundation.
“We wanted a member of our medical staff and a community member to represent our Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center for this event,” said Maureen Goudreau, Franklin Community Health Network Development Director. “Tory came to mind through her prior fundraising with the Pink Ladies, when she and four friends donated nearly $1,000 to our Breast Center after a unique breast cancer awareness project they did at Mt. Blue High School. She’s also well-known, having won three state championship titles in high school skiing.”
Dr. Lancaster and Tory will be competing in the Charity Race for fundraisers and sponsors on January 20, and are currently seeking pledges from interested community members. Each has a participant donation page setup on the Internet where pledges can be made online. To access the pages go to www.fchn.org/fundraiser/search. From there, either type in the recipient’s name or click on “view all fundraisers” to make the pledge.
By participating in the Charity Race, each hopes to raise $1,200 and encourages others to join in on the fun. Fundraiser levels begin at just $200 and 100% of the money stays in Maine.
For those who wish to participate on a more modest level, anyone can compete in the Challenge Race for just $5, which is collected at the start gate. Challenge Dr. Lancaster, Tory, your friends, family, or coworkers! Racing will take place on Boardwalk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 20.
“We are lucky to have two such wonderful representatives,” added Goudreau. “Please help us get behind them and support their efforts.”
A full schedule of Sugarloaf Charity Summit events can be viewed on the Sugarloaf website at: www.sugarloaf.com/charity.html
Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center provides timely access to state-of-the-art screening, diagnostic, clinical, and care-support services, provided by a multi-disciplinary team of experts. Services are available to all women, regardless of their ability to pay. Now, our friends and family in Franklin County can get breast care services closer to home. For more information: www.fchn.org/FMH/Dept/Breastcare/
Maine Cancer Foundation was established in 1976 to improve the health and well-being of Maine people. A grant making organization, the Foundation supports scientific laboratory and clinical cancer research, professional and public education, and patient support programs throughout Maine. For more information visit: www.mainecancer.org
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