Champion the Cure
Champion the Cure was a Huge Success!
Champion the Cure Challenge is Successfully Launched!
The Champion the Cure capital campaign was formally completed in July of 2010, when volunteers, donors and staff gathered at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine to celebrate its successful completion. On that day EMMC president/CEO, Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, and EMHS president/CEO, Michelle Hood, thanked everyone for their participation and announced that the campaign had raised $12.5 million in donations, thus greatly exceeding its $9.5 million goal.
Thanks to the outstanding leadership team of volunteers, led by Bill Horner, MD and Cookie Horner, RN, the Champion the Cure campaign helped to build the outstanding new cancer treatment and research facility. Between 250 to 300 patients per day are now benefitting from those efforts. Research protocols have increased dramatically. New oncology physicians have been recruited and are now treating patients. Many patients are benefiting from radiation therapy that is available in few places in the world. There is so much to celebrate!
Attention has now been turned to the procuring of ongoing support for research at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center and the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health. On August 21, 2010 the inaugural Champion the Cure Challenge took place at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. The object of this new event is to provide annual support for cancer research in our area. Our neighbors, friends, colleagues, and loved ones who are battling all forms of cancers will benefit from this annual fundraising. Organizers of this new event set a goal of raising at least $100,000 for cancer research, and that goal was achieved, thanks to hundreds of participants and close to 1,000 donors. To learn more about the Champion the Cure Challenge event, click here.