We had a remarkable group of over 500 volunteers working with us during Race week-end. Some were from Maine, some from out of state, and some from other countries as far away as Estonia. I believe our youngest volunteer this year was 13, and I don’t know for sure but I am pretty confident we had a couple octogenarians in the group! The jobs our volunteers do, from wet-suit stripping, to serving food, to parking cars, to medical support, to assuring athlete safety, all make this race possible. It may sound over-used, but it’s really true. This couldn’t happen without you.
On Sunday, more more than 1300 women joined us to swim, bike and run for the Tri for a Cure. Despite a rainy start, the passion and excitement was visible on every face.
Our day was full of thrills, watching the first wave of cancer survivors dive into Portland Harbor, bike through the hills and marshes of Cape Elizabeth, and finally run along South Portland's lighthouse-dotted shoreline. The real joy came at the finish line, where we saw so many triathletes join hands with friends and family to complete the last few steps together.
WEX President and CEO Melissa Smith announces gift at the 2015 Tri for a Cure Opening Ceremony
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 27, 2015-- WEX (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that it will continue serving as the Presenting Sponsor of the Tri for a Cure for Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF), a statewide source of cancer grant funding, through 2018.
Our sincere thanks to Steve Girard and XtremeAerialView for providing this beautiful aerial footage of the race. You can see more of this great work at www.XtremeAerialView.com
(Above: Jay Collins Announces Challenge Cancer 2020 plan at the McKernan Center.)
South Portland, Maine. An ambitious new plan to cut Maine’s cancer rates 20% by the year 2020 was announced on Wednesday by Jay Collins, Maine Cancer Foundation Board Member and VP, International Operational Execution at WEX Inc.
Congratulations to everyone for such a wonderful job meeting your fundraising goals! In particular, we need to recognize this year's Top Ten Fundraisers:
- Dana Lesniak
- Linda Banks
- Emily Campobasso
- Tracy Landeryou
- Deborah Maines
- Meredith Strang Burgess
- Carrie Gregor
- Melissa Fowler
- Deborah Giroux
- Sarah Fortin
These amazing ladies raised a combined total of $115,724.00!*
Thank you! We'll see you at the Tri for a Cure!
In truth, it's impossible to thank the amazing women of the Tri for a Cure enough for all the effort they put in. But we'll try anyway!
Events Director Marty Hamre and Operations Manager Katelyn Michaud proudly display the bedazzled VIP parking sign that's waiting for our #1 fundraiser this Sunday. Who will it be?
This FANTASTIC display of pink scarves will be on display at the Couleur Collection in Falmouth until July 18th. More than 3,000 hand-made scarves were donated, and will be given out at the Tri for a Cure on July 26th.
Our special thanks to Marcia, Kate, Julie and the thousands of individuals who donated a scarf to the effort!