CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Franklin Savings Bank has been awarded the 2016 Summiteer Award from the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, in appreciation for continuous giving to the cancer community.

The award was presented to Peter Judkins, president and CEO at Franklin Savings Bank, at the 16th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit held Jan. 30 at Sugarloaf Mountain.

The Summiteer Award is given each year to an individual or business that has continually given back to the cancer community. While Franklin Savings Bank won the business award, Paula Doughty was named the individual winner. Doughty started the Battle for Breast Cancer, a field hockey tournament, now in its eighth year, that has raised more than $108,000 for the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center.

In making the award to the bank, Sugarloaf highlighted the significant support the Franklin Savings Bank Community Development Foundation has made to a variety of cancer charities, including the Relay for Life, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, Free ME from Lung Cancer, and the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

In addition, Franklin Savings Bank employees are active in fundraising for the Dempsey Challenge, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure and the Relay for Life, which involves upward of 30 employees at the Farmington event and about a dozen employees at the Skowhegan and Rumford events.

The bank family was also recognized for rallying to cheer the spirits of a co-worker undergoing weekly chemotherapy this summer by wearing pink and sending her funny photos and goody baskets on her treatment days.

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