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Let’s defeat cancer together: join Champion the Cure Challenge for a virtual Kickoff Celebration

Date: 03/18/2021

Champion the Cure Challenge, the region’s only event whose proceeds fund local cancer research and patient care, is holding a virtual kickoff for anyone in the community who may be interested in starting or joining a team.

The kickoff, scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., will be held through Zoom. The event will include inspirational survivor stories, fundraising tips from team captains, a walkthrough of the tools available to help team captains reach their goals, and a chance to win Champion the Cure Challenge prize packs.

Funds raised at Champion the Cure Challenge stay local to support care provided to patients at Northern Light Cancer Care and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Recently, Challenge funds were used to ensure access to groundbreaking clinical trials and make new technology that can reduce hair loss during chemotherapy more affordable for patients. Champion the Cure Challenge sponsors and participants have raised more than $5.25 million since 2010.

No registration is necessary for the kickoff. For information on how to participate in the kickoff, please visit or