Despite rain, many still participate in Cary Medical Center’s 20th Annual Breast Cancer Walk/Ride

12 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Despite the rain and chilly temperatures, Cary Medical Center’s 20th Annual Breast Cancer Walk/Ride drew a large crowd of walkers and motorcyclists on Oct. 6.

The two-mile walk took participants out Cary’s driveway, across Rt. 1, onto North Main St., down Westwind Drive and Glenn St., then down Bennett Drive with a shortcut through Skyway Plaza to get back onto Rt. 1 and arrive once again at Cary.

After the walk, the damp and chilly group was treated to a luncheon where Kim Parent of Cary’s Public Relations Department reported that the walk raised a total of $7,150 this year.

Parent announced that the American Legion’s Auxiliary raised the third highest amount of money with  $704; the Harley Owners Group came in second with $1,000; and Shear Precision owner Alma Jackson came in first with $1,507.
According to Parent, work continues to be done on the Mammography Center, which should hopefully be completed by the end of November. She also advised of the Survivor Tree displayed in Cary’s main lobby. Those who wish to do so can purchase a message card and write a note to any cancer survivor they know, which will be displayed on the tree. The message cards are available for purchase at Cary’s Gift Shop throughout the month of October and the tree will remain on display for the remainder of the year.

After the walk, Harley Owners Group member Carla St. Peter was proud of her group’s accomplishment in raising money for the walk. The club had sponsored a benefit dance on Sept. 22 at the VFW in Caribou featuring the band Wally and the Virginian. St. Peter was pleased with the size of the crowd that attended the dance and commented what a great time everyone seemed to have. St. Peter advised that the Harley Owners plan on hosting the dance again next year to raise funds for the hospital’s 21st Annual Breast Cancer Walk/Ride.