Healthy Acadia and Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza Challenge Cancer Downeast
Ellsworth. Healthy Acadia’s Hungry for Health 2017 fundraising campaign to “Challenge Cancer Downeast” is off to a strong start. Tips from Healthy Acadia’s Wednesday, April 5th kick-off event at Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza brought in $1,315.45. A very generous direct donation of $350.00 from Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza brought the total amount raised to $1,665.45 to support cancer prevention and treatment services in Hancock and Washington counties.
“We’re happy to support the community,” said General Manager Tim McCarthy. “And we want the public to know that it’s our servers, bartenders, hosts, and take out staff who make events like this happen. Through it all, and even though we adjust the wage, these servers give up a tipped shift. In a sense, they donated their own money to this fundraiser.”
Healthy Acadia would like to thank the Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza staff, as well as Tim McCarthy and owner Gerry Nasberg for their incredible generosity and support. Additional thanks also goes out to the community for such a wonderful response to this event and cause.
Healthy Acadia’s Hungry for Health 2017 campaign to “Challenge Cancer Downeast” will include partnering with restaurants across Hancock and Washington counties throughout the year. Funds raised through Hungry for Health 2017 will support cancer prevention, patient navigation, and additional supportive programming offered by Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.
To learn about additional Hungry for Health 2017 events, visit www.HealthyAcadia.org and check out the “What’s New!” section. To host an event, volunteer, or otherwise get involved, please contact Shoshona at Shoshona@HealthyAcadia.org or by calling 667-7171.