“These are important events for our state with 75 percent of net funds remaining in Maine to fund breast cancer education, screening, and treatment programs, and the remaining 25 percent is invested in evidence-based breast cancer research,” said Victoria Abbott, Komen Maine’s acting executive director, in a press release.
The Portland race, starting in Payson Park, will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. The Bangor race begins from the Bangor Waterfront where registration will also begin at 7:30 a.m. Each event will include a 9 a.m. survivor ceremony to recognize the women who have fought or are fighting breast cancer.
Volunteers are needed for all aspects to support the race, including assistance with registration, directing race participants through the course, and setup and cleanup of all materials and supplies.
Interested race participants and volunteers can sign up at http://www.komenmaine.org. To learn more about the race details or make a donation, visit the website.