MILLBRIDGE, Maine — The Women’s Health Resource Library of Milbridge will hold its fourth annual Elaine Hill Memorial Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The three-mile walk will begin at the Milbridge town marina, head down Fickett Point Road to Elaine Hill’s former residence and return.
Hill was nurse at the Milbridge Medical Center for more than 30 years and died of breast cancer in 2009.
Registration will open at 9:30a.m. at the marina, with the first 100 walkers receiving a Memorial walk T-shirt. A water station will be located at the turnaround. A cookout for participants will be held after the walk, with an award ceremony to honor the team and the individual who collected the largest amount in donations. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold at the event.
Walkers may be sponsored by donations or pay an entry fee of $10. Sponsor forms may be picked up at the Women’s Health Resource Library next to the Milbridge Medical Center 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, or accessed at whrl.org.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Elaine Hill Scholarship Fund which provides a nursing scholarship for a graduating Narraguagus High School senior and a scholarship to a nontraditional student returning to school to pursue an education in nursing.
The Women’s Health Resource Library, in collaboration with the Hill family, established the scholarships to continue Hill’s legacy of compassion by supporting students who choose the nursing profession.
For information, call the Women’s Health Resource Library at 546-7677.