As this year’s event chair for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life committee, I would like to thank all the residents of Androscoggin County for their generosity and support. This is the 18th year we have held a Relay For Life event in our community. What started as one doctor in Tacoma, Washington making his

pledge to fight back against this disease, has evolved into an event that spans more than 5,000 communities in the U.S. and 19 other countries.

This year we are excited for the continued growth of our event. We expect 40-plus teams to participate in this 18-hour event and hope to raise more than $80,000 to help the American Cancer Society’s fight for more birthdays, threatened by every cancer, here and throughout the world. The residents of Androscoggin County have shown continued support for this mission despite the troubled economic times we have undergone these past few years.

I would like to thank our dedicated committee who has, through their hard work, helped bring our event together. The 2011 committee members are: Dawn Gordon, Nancy Moyer, Mark Fortier, Sue Stimpson, Tina Pilot, Sue Lussiere, Larry Gordon, Austin Pilot, Janet Miles, Bonnie Bickford, and our American Cancer Society staff Mac Watts and Allan Rowe. In addition, I would to thank all of the dedicated Team Captains who have been out raising money and recruiting new team members over the past few months. Team Captains’ and Team Members’ commitment and drive is the heart of our event.

We appreciate the generosity and support of our event sponsors who make the Relay event possible. The following sponsors for this year are: Dunkin Donuts, Hannaford, Sea-Vu Campground, Poland Spring, Amtrak Downeaster, Community Credit Union, Mechanic Savings Bank, Northeast Savings Bank, Iberdrola USA, Chapman Trucking, Kennebec Equipment Rental, Sun-Journal, Pottle’s Work Catering, Poland Spring Water, On The Fly DJ, Fox 23, and Wal-Mart.

It is not too late to join Relay For Life of Androscoggin County! You may get involved with Relay at any time. Check out or email [email protected] to find out how to register or volunteer for our event!


Belinda Samson

2011 Relay For Life Chair

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