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Eighth Annual EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge
August 19 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Http://www.ctcchallenge.org Walk, run, cycle, ride, volunteer or giver to defeat cancer through research. EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge is the only event in our region whose sole purpose is to support local cancer research, providing local patients the opportunity to receive newly designed, life-saving drugs without leaving the state of Maine.
Local cancer patients receive excellent, compassionate care every day at EMMC Cancer Care located in The Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. EMMC Cancer Care can offer advanced state-of-the-art treatment options and oncology research thanks to the generous and dedicated support it receives from our local businesses and community members.
In 2016, 90 sponsors and 155 volunteers joined the more than 2,700 participants who walked, ran, biked or rode motorcycles at the event. More than $618,000 was raised at the seventh annual Challenge, all of which remains local to benefit EMMC Cancer Care. In total, EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge has raised more than $2.7 million for local cancer research in just seven years.