2016-07-01 / Letters

Donations for Tri were much appreciated

To the editor:

I would like to publicly thank Rudy’s of the Cape as

well as patrons and community members who came out to support my fundraising efforts for Maine Cancer Foundation. On Monday, June 20, a portion of all pizza sales were donated to the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure. The event is projected to raise more than $1.5 million dollars in just this year.

I have been very blessed to be able to participate in this amazing event since it began in 2008. Unfortunately, this year due to an accident, I will not be swimming, biking and running along with more than 1,200 of other female participants. I will, however, be cheering from the sidelines as they bike through Cape Elizabeth on Saturday, July 17. I hope you join me in celebrating these determined women, strong athletes and an amazing event that has raised more than $8.2 million in the last eight years.

These funds aid 85 different cancer initiatives in the state of Maine. They have funded more than 280 patient programs. They have supported 77 research grants and positively impacted the lives of many thousands of Maine residents with cancer.

Thank you again to Rudy’s of the Cape for hosting this community night in honor the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure.

Tara Bucci, grade four teacher Pond Cove Elementary School Cape Elizabeth

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