BREWER, Maine — The third annual Champion the Cure Challenge to benefit cancer research at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine at Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer will take place Saturday, Aug. 18. Register online at ctcchallenge.org or at the Bangor Mall.
Participants in the Challenge may choose from a 1K family walk with a fundraising goal of $175; a 5K or 10K walk-run with fundraising goals of $75, $50 children; a 25-, 50- or 100-mile bike ride with a fundraising goal of $275 family, $150 adult; or a 50-mile motorcycle ride with a $75 fundraising goal per rider. Or be an online virtual participant with a fundraising goal of $50.
Proceeds from the Challenge will benefit patient care services at EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine in the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.
The Honorary Chairman Award will go to Dr. Tom Openshaw, who advocates for cancer patients and survivors. The Terry Fox Award will go posthumously to Sarah Robinson. The Champion Award will go to People’s United Bank, and the Youth Champion Award will go to Tommy Hosmer of Bangor.
Lafayette Hotels will serve as the event’s primary sponsor.
The event schedule is:
• 5 a.m.-2 p.m. — Flexible starts independent departure of cyclists, walkers and runners who will depart and return to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center by 3 p.m.
• 6:30-10:30 a.m. — Bib pick-up and continental breakfast at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.
• 7 a.m. — Group departure of cyclists. 100-mile cycle group is released first, followed by 50-mile group and then the 25-mile group. Participants must abide by proper road etiquette and safety rules for cyclists and walkers. Cyclists must wear helmets.
• 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — All day Champion the Cure Party at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. Food, live music from Whoopy Kat, massage, entertainment, children’s activities supplied by Maine Jump, Paper and Clay, and Photo Booths of Maine, and much more.
• 4 p.m. Food service ends and event site closes.