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What is Champion the Cure Challenge?

Each year, thousands of people in our communities come together with a shared purpose. They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, business owners, healthcare professionals, cancer survivors, students, and many others. 

What do they have in common? They all believe that Maine people deserve to have the very best cancer care available as close to home as possible. It’s a bold vision, but we believe that by working together, cancer doesn’t stand a chance. Champion the Cure Challenge is the only event in our region that funds local cancer research and enhances patients’ care and their experience living with cancer.

Nearly $490,000 was raised at the fourteenth annual Challenge in 2023, and in total, the event has raised more than $7.2 million in its history to support cancer research and patient care at Northern Light Cancer Care. 

We’ve entered the era of less chemo and more cures. New treatments that are more precise with fewer side effects will extend lives. As treatments advance and collaborations that benefit patients continue to develop, the need for support becomes even greater.

Whether you run, walk, cycle, paddle, trail ride, or participate virtually for yourself or in honor or memory of someone close to you, know that every dollar you raise will stay local to help patients and families in our communities that are affected by cancer.