2013 WALK FOR LIFE IS A GREAT SUCCESS!
The 13th Annual ‘Walk For Life’ on Saturday, May 18 in Addison was a huge success! Hundreds of walkers, teams, sponsors, donors, and volunteers participated in the event for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. Over $38,000 was raised to benefit the free services the Center provides to people affected by cancer in Hancock and Washington Counties.
Teams and individuals worked hard securing donations for the Center. Teams included A.C. Inc., Camden National Bank, , Fitness Central Coastal Physical Therapy Services, Team MMHS, Robin Cassandra Bray Star Dudettes, , DEFY Aquarobics , Faith Mountaineers, Mad Hatters, ‘Guagus: United & Strong, Team Hatt, Knight Walkers, Sunrise Chicks, Cash Crew, and Wishing For A Cure. The top four teams in raising funds were Wishing for a Cure, Faith Mountaineers and DEFY Aquarobics and “Guagus United & Strong.
Students from Narraguagus High School were very helpful under the guidance of Gail Myshrall with the registration, bake sale, BBQ, 50/50 raffle and clean up. Live music by Alan Cook entertained people as they made their bids for the Chinese Auction run by Tuscan Lodge 106, at the Masonic Hall. Nancy Owen grilled up a wonderful lunch for everyone as they were entertained by D.J. Clyde’s music.. Angela Rackliff and Amy Robinson of Machias Savings Bank were a tremendous help, keeping a tally of all of the dollars raised for the Center and serving the lunch. Registration ran smoothly thanks to Nancy Beal and Cathy Perry, Ellen Therrien, Sheryl Zemaneck and Joan Tate. Many people solicited for the Chinese Auction. Gina Wright organized all the prizes for the auction. Volunteers at the Center assisted in many of the preparations.
Thanks to all of the volunteers on the planning committee who were instrumental in the event planning process and team captains who helped secure many sponsorships. Lucille Larue and Patti Dvericks secured and collected many of the items for the Chinese Auction and was the team captain for “Wishing for a Cure, the top fundraising team this year.
Sponsors are a key part of the Walk’s success. The Beth C. Wright Center would like to thank Gold Sponsors: A.C. Inc., Coastline Homes, Wendy and Charles Dorr, Full Sail Construction ,Machias Savings Bank, Poor Boy’s Restaurant, , R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction; Silver Sponsors: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Coastal Drilling & Blasting, Inc., Mannaford’s Market, Mark Wright Construction & Disposal, and Signs by Deano - Dean McGray,; Bronze Sponsors: Cornelia Greaves , Dwight and Patti Carver, Dwight E. Alley Building Contractor, , Michael G. Carver Memorial Fund, Toppin’s Diesel and Marine Service, Inc., Vacationland Inn, Varney Agency, Inc., Bill and Jeanine Wright, Joe and Twyla Charczynski, Atlantic Landscape Construction, Domenic Efter and Arlyn Whitelaw, and Mount Desert Spring Water.