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2019 Annual Beth C. Wright Walk For Life Walk Expands to Ellsworth

In Collaboration with the Ellsworth Garden Club, the Pink Tulip Festival and Healthy Acadia

 

Ellsworth—On May 18th the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will be expanding its biggest annual fundraising event to Ellsworth. The 19th Annual Beth C. Wright Walk For Life, which was exclusively held in the Washington County town of Addison for the past nineteen years, will now offer an addition Walk in Hancock County Walk in Ellsworth. The Walk will begin at Knowlton Park and continue down the Shore Road with a choice of 1-mile, 2-mile or 3-mile walk option, returning to the Donald Little Park on State Street where walkers will meet up with the festivities of the Ellsworth Garden Club’s plant sale and Pink Tulip Festival. The Addison Walk For Life will take place concurrently at the Addison Town Hall.

Michael Reisman, Executive Director of the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center said, “We are really excited about bringing the Walk For Life to Ellsworth. There will be activities for all ages, so we encourage everyone to bring the entire family and enjoy a day full of fun and exercise. The Walk is our biggest fundraiser and walkers help the Center by raising funds to further our mission of bringing free services and programs to those affected by cancer in Hancock and Washington Counties. One of our most important programs is the Washington County Cancer Patient Navigator Program, a great collaborative with Healthy Acadia.” Organizers from the newly collaborated event, the Ellsworth Garden Club, encourage participants to wear pink in honor of the Pink Tulip Festival and breast cancer awareness.

The Ellsworth Walk will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 with registration beginning at 8:30 and 10:00 am Walk Opening Ceremony. All walkers are welcome to donate, obtain sponsors and form teams. Walk organizers will be offering two incentives including a free Walk For Life t-shirt for those who raise over $25.00 and a Walk For Life t-shirt and a Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center Reflective Vest with a zippered pouch for those raising over $75.00.

A variety of music will accompany the activities with the sounds of the Fletchers Landing Philharmonic Orchestra from 10 am–12 noon, and the sounds of Jim Coffman and Russell Snyder from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm. Plenty of food will be provided including homemade baked goods, donuts, coffee and other drinks, pasta salad, hot dogs, and more. Children and adult oriented activities that will be offered including a Silent Auction, the Ellsworth Garden Club plant sale offering lots of native trees, shrubs and seedlings, Master Gardener Volunteer gardening advice table, area business and non-profit booths, and a pollinator scavenger hunt, free plants, face-painting and balloons for the kids.

If you would like more information or to participate in the Walk, please call the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center to register at 207-664-0339 or register online atwww.bethwrightcancercenter.org and click on the Walk for Life slide. For other information regarding the Pink Tulip Festival and plant sale, call Mary Blackstone at 207-667-8788 or Stacey Giancarlo Estes at 207-266-6472.

Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing Challenge 2 Cancer 2020 initiative, aimed at reducing cancer incidence and mortality 20% by 2020. They have awarded nearly $6 million since 2015 in support of this initiative, focused on prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers. To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit mainecancer.org, or contact Kristen Smith, kristen@mainecancer.org, 207.773.2533

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