The Medomak Valley Panthers played host to the Lincoln Academy Eagles. Back-to-back “Pink Out” games featured the varsity girls followed by the varsity boys. For these special games, both of the Medomak Valley teams wore unique, pink uniforms. Besides hosting girls’ and boys’ “bring out the pink" basketball games, they also sold Pink Paw cards, and held a 50/50 raffle and t-shirt sale.
The fundraiser raised an amazing $7,000 for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's Support Service Fund and surpassed last year’s
total of $6,500.
“The check was presented in honor of Medomak Valley High School teacher Elizabeth Bianchi, who currently is in treatment,” said John Murphy, who, along with wife, Gayle, a breast cancer survivor, helped purchase pink uniforms worn by Panther players for the games.
All of us at Maine Breast Cancer Coalition want to thank all the athletes, their parents, coaches, the booster organizers and all the other volunteers who made this event possible!
Pictured left to right: Athletic director Matt Lash; Principal Linda Pease; Boosters vice-president Holly Smeltzer; Abigail Cordts and Kelly McCloughan of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition; Panther cheering coach Heather Simmons
Hope to see you there!
This BCAM, we would like to extend our many thanks to Congressman Jared Golden, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Senator Angus S. King, Jr. for thinking BEYOND pink and cosponsoring H.R. 2178 and S. 1374 - the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act - a bipartisan bill to waive Medicare and SSDI waiting periods for women and men with metastatic breast cancer.
This important legislation goes a long way to ensure that women and men living with metastatic breast cancer have access to the support and medical care they need. The ongoing support of local, state and national breast cancer advocacy efforts by Maine's congressional delegation is greatly appreciated - during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond!
Guest speakers at the conference will include motivational speaker, Barb Cookson;
Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC, (The Psychology of Cancer); Ralph Moss (author
of the Moss Reports). The conference will also include a patient/survivor
panel, break-out sessions, complementary therapies, community resources, and a complimentary
The conference is FREE and will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center, 119 Eden Street in Bar Harbor from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, with registration beginning at 8:00 am. For more information please call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 207-664-0339. REGISTER TODAY.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Maine Breast Cancer Coalition volunteers around the state of Maine will be keeping an eye out for all of our pink-plated supporters. If we spot one, a “You’ve Been Pink’d” card will be left behind for the vehicle’s driver. On the card, the recipient will be told how to go online to register their “Pink’d” card for a free entry into a special breast cancer awareness raffle drawing to be held on November 5, 2019!
If you have received a “You’ve Been Pink’d” card on your vehicle, please submit your drawing entry here.