DEXTER - Brochures and walk forms for anyone interested in participating in the 17th Annual Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk are now available. The Program encourages individual walkers and teams to participate and start raising funds as soon as possible. All walkers who raise $25 or more will receive a free t-shirt. Locally, this year's Walk is happening on Saturday, September 18, 2004 and will begin and end at Dexter High School in Dexter. Walks are also happening at seven other locations in central and southern Maine, including: Augusta; Biddeford/Saco; Lewiston/Auburn; Portland; Rockland; Rumford; and Waterville. MCCP is hoping to once again raise more than $130,000 from this year's Walks.
Jim Bouchard, Development Director at MCCP, said, "At MCCP, we treat the entire family because cancer is something that the whole family has to deal with. Since MCCP does not turn any child away, it is vital to have the funds to offset the tremendous expense associated with fighting children's cancer and the MCCP Walk is our biggest fundraiser."
Pre-registration for all of the Walks begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Walks start at 9:00 a.m. Walkers are asked to collect contributions from family, friends, neighbors, and/or their companies. Many walkers at this year's event are walking as part of a team from a number of area companies and organizations. Every walker who collects $25 or more will receive a free t-shirt. This year's corporate sponsors of the Walk are Critical Care Systems in South Portland; Medical Services Federal Credit Union in Portland; WMGX 93.1; WMTW ABC 8; J.S. McCarthy Printers; and The Maine Cheering Coaches Association. Walkers will also be treated to breakfast and entertainment from area cheerleaders.
Walkers can walk as a team or individually. For more information and for a registration form, please call the Maine Children's Cancer Program at 871-6274 or visit www.mmc.org/mccp, or pick up a brochure at all Shaw's Supermarkets and other locations throughout southern and central Maine.
Jon Paradise, Chair
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