BANGOR, Maine — Throughout 2012 one penny from the nearly one million cups of coffee sold at six local Dunkin’ Donuts has been donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The participating stores in Milo, Eddington, Holden, Orrington and Brewer are owned and operated by Bruce MacDonald.
The grand total from the year-long fundraiser was $10,000. The MacDonald’s presented the check to Relay For Life officials during a gathering on Dec. 20 at the Brewer store.
The 2013 Relay For Life is set to take place from 6 p.m.-midnight May 17-18 at the University of Maine’s Morse Field. The event is part of the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement. Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
In 2012 the Relay raised more than $204,000 for local cancer-related programs, cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services, including transportation for cancer patients and one-on-one support for women with breast cancer. The amount earned the Penobscot Relay the distinction of 18th out of the 230 Relays in New England in funds raised.
To register for Relay For Life, go to www.relayforlife.org/