With the health and safety of our community being our priority, we've made the decision to cancel this weekend's Champion the Cure Challenge paddle event.

If you were planning on joining us and would still like to be out on the water this weekend, consider taking The Challenge virtually on your own favorite lake, pond, river, or stream. By taking The Challenge in your own special way, you'll be supporting Maine individuals and families whose lives have been changed forever by cancer.

We're grateful for your support of cancer care in Maine during what has been a challenging 18 months for so many. Thanks to YOU, patients and families continue to find comfort in knowing that when they hear the words "you have cancer," they won't be fighting alone.

Jill Smith, Volunteer of the Year

Jill was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2017 and started her Champion the Cure Challenge team, Jill’s Journey, in 2018. An active member of The Challenge Leadership Committee, Jill devotes countless hours each year to helping the event reach its annual goal. Volunteers play a critical role in the event, and Jill leads the way by offering her time, passion, and expertise to make The Challenge a success.


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