We are proceeding with a live event again this year, however, things may change should covid19 continue to be a threat to our community. We have included a virtual run for those who would rather run their race their way or cannot travel to Augusta to participate in the live timed event.
We need your support more than ever. Covid19 has swept across the United States closing businesses, disrupting the health and safety of our community. Lung cancer patients are at greater risk, as the disease attacks the lungs.
We will be holding our award ceremony at Bateau Brewing in Gardiner immediately after the race. All winners must be present at Bateau Brewing to receive their cash prize and medal. This event is a fundraiser to help support Free ME from Lung Cancer's mission ~ research, help uninsured high risk patients get access to early detection via low dose CT scans, help single family low income homeowners get access to radon air abatement systems and to help covid19 relief funds in Maine hospitals to help keet the high risk patients and front line workers safe. Please consider making an extra donation when you register or set up a fundraising page so that your family, friends and coworkers can support your run. Those raising $100.00 or more will get a free registration. It is advised that you raise the money first before registering. Once you have raised $100 please reache our to Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your token to register for our event. Central Maine Strider Members will receive a $10.00 discount towards their registration. This is the only event we will be holding this year that supports our foundation's programs. On-line donations are processed at 6%. This supports RunSignUp web portal.
With last year's money we issued two grants for covid relief funds to area hospitals, provided 250 lung cancer care bags, set aside $15000 for our radon abatement program and $12000 for our early lung cancer screening program. We are also provided a $100,000 grant to Dana Farber Cancer Insitute to support a fellow researcher. We are hoping to hear soon the progress of this grant. We couldn't do all this work without your support. Thank you.
We are all looking forward to seeing you all down at the finish line on October 15th. Any questions please contact Deb Violette at 207-215-9035