CARRABASSETT VALLEY – For the third year, the Sugarloaf/USA Charity Summit achieved record-setting status, surpassing last year’s fundraising total. The event, which culminated on Jan. 20, raised more than $195,000, with a final tally expected in late February.

Proceeds stay in Maine and benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital. In three years, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit has raised nearly $450,000.

The highlight of the weekend event was the charity ball and live auction. In addition, the weekend featured a silent auction, charity race and challenge on the slopes, and a welcome celebration.

This year’s top fundraisers were Cheryl Levasseur and Kelly Lucas, who collected $11,205, and Ken Olmsted, who brought in more than $5,200. The pass raffle collected more than $4,000 and was won by Chip Lape of Kennebunk.

“The donations continue to come in. Our two representatives in the race, Dr. James Lancaster and Tory Gray, raised $1,838 between them to support our efforts,” said Maureen Goudreau, Franklin Community Health Network development director. “The last news coming out of the Charity Summit team is that we are at approximately $195,000. This would mean that after expenses FCHN will receive a check for at least $72,500 for our Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center Endowment.”

For more information, log on to www.sugarloaf.com/charity.html or call Martha Bradley at 797-7130.


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