PARIS — Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have awarded Wheelers Insurance a 2023 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with Team Hailey Hugs. The nonprofit organization champions fundraising, awareness and awards grants to families living with the financial strain of childhood cancer.

The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for Team Hailey Hugs.

“Helping to make our community a better place has always been important to our team, and Team Hailey Hugs has given us a way to make a real difference,” said Leanna Bowie, chief marketing officer for Wheelers Insurance.

Hailey’s legend lives on through her mother, Tabaitha, who continues to advocate for children with cancer, which includes passing two bills in the state of Maine. First was in 2019 making the month of March Maine’s own Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The second bill in 2020 includes a new check box on the state income taxes where people can donate directly to Maine Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

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