Fighting cancer

To the Editor:

As event lead for the American Cancer Society 2016 Relay for Life of Hancock County, I would like to thank our community for its generosity and support. This year, 25 teams participated in the Relay for Life event and raised over $46,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. I am proud of our Hancock County for standing up and making an impact in the fight to end cancer.

We were honored to welcome and celebrate the lives of 40 cancer survivors, who walked the opening lap and inspired us all. Our luminaria ceremony demonstrated the community’s warmth and strength in honoring survivors and those who are no longer with us.

I would like to extend a special thank you to the town of Bucksport and RSU 25 for their hospitality in hosting the Relay for Life event.

I would also like to thank the Relay for Life of Hancock County event volunteer leadership team, team captains and participants who worked so hard to make this year’s event a success. And of course, thank you to our corporate sponsors and community businesses for their support, which helped to make all of this possible. A special thank you goes out to Gary Fortier Electrical and Tyler Palmer of Wallace Tents for going above and beyond to make sure our event was well equipped with electricity and the survivor was tent was perfect. We appreciate all of your efforts!


Nate Haslam

Relay for Life of Hancock County

American Cancer Society


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