We’re proud to support Southern Maine Health Care’s Center for Breast Care, designated a breast-imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology, as our main charity partner. In 2017, we raised over $27,000 to help them fight breast cancer. Many of us know at least one woman, probably many, who have been touched or even devastated by this frightening disease. SMHC’s Center for Breast Care enables our friends and neighbors to get their breast cancer care right here, close to their homes, families, and friends. Sponsorships, donations, and pledges raised through the Maine Coast Half & Full Marathon helps provide extra programs and services, including a specially trained nurse “navigator” who supports cancer patients and their families at every step of their journey as they make critical care decisions.
“Being able to receive my cancer care close to home was so important.” – breast cancer survivor LouAnn Tovey. “By pledging a runner or making a donation to support the Center for Breast Care, your contribution will benefit others coping with breast cancer.” Please help LouAnn and other breast cancer survivors in our community fight this terrible disease. Thank you for your support and for encouraging your family and friends to pledge your efforts!
Sunday Aid Station Partners
We also donate money to local charities that help us staff the aid stations during the marathon on Sunday. We make a $250 donation for each station staffed. In 2017, we worked with:
UNE Women’s Rugby Team
Ukulele Strummers of Southern Maine
Kennebunk High School Track and Field
YMCA of Southern Maine
Sanford Springvale YMCA
It’s My Heart
Biddeford High School Interact Club
Biddeford High School Track and Field
Velocity Soccer Club
Massabesic High School Athletic Boosters
Kennebunk Beach Triathlon Club
UNE Track Club
A Running Passion
Please contact [email protected] if you or your organization would like to get involved at a future race.
We rely on hundreds of volunteers just like you to help keep the races fun, safe, and well-organized. Sign up to volunteer and you’ll get a shirt, a string back pack, and a reusable water bottle. If you’d like to volunteer, click here to learn more or to sign up!