Climb for a Cure Happening on Friday

December 16, 2018

CARRABASSETT VALLEY —

The 18th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit kicks off with the Climb for a Cure on Friday, Dec. 28.

 For a suggested donation of just $10, participants hike about one mile up Sugarloaf Mountain to Bullwinkle’s restaurant before descending back down. All proceeds from Charity Summit events benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center and the Dempsey Centers.

Participants may sign up at guest services in the Sugarloaf base lodge the day of the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and meet at the SuperQuad at 4:30 p.m. to snowshoe or ski up Tote Road to Bullwinkle’s, where participants will gather as a group and enjoy treats. Those taking part in the kickoff event should bring a headlamp or flashlight and plenty of water.

Limited touring and snowshoe rentals are available at Downhill Supply Company and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. For more information visit www.sugarloafcharitysummit.org.

About the Beneficiaries

Named after the late wife of Sugarloafer Peter Webber, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington offers timely access to state-of-the-art digital screening, diagnostic 3D mammography, breast ultrasounds, clinical and care support services by a multi-disciplinary team of experts. Services are available in two convenient locations in Farmington and Livermore Falls.  For more information on the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center please visit http://mainehealth.org/franklin-community-health-network/services/breast-care .

Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine, with 100% of funds raised by the Foundation used to benefit the people of Maine. They lead a state-wide effort to advance the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building. MCF’s Challenge Cancer 2020 initiative is working to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine 20% by 2020 through prevention, screening and early detection, and access to the highest quality care for every Mainer.  Learn more at https://mainecancer.org .

The Dempsey Center is a leader in Quality of Life care for individuals and families impacted by cancer. With locations in Lewiston and South Portland, Maine, the Dempsey Center provides a personalized, holistic and integrated approach to cancer prevention, education and support. All services are provided at no cost to anyone impacted by cancer. For more information, please visit www.dempseycenter.org .