Recently, students at Solon Elementary School conducted a penny drive in an effort to raise money for the Foundation to Cure Melanoma.
Two fifth graders in Mr. Corson’s class, Abigayle and Brynn, came up with the idea since each had family and friends who are affected by the disease.
They worked with the school nurse to learn more about melanoma (detection and treatment).
In about a two-week period the drive collected $198.60 and donated to the Foundation to Cure Melanoma. This money will help people in Maine be treated, as well as have research conducted to find cures for melanoma.
Thank you so much to Abey and Brynn for your hard work! Also, thank you to Principal Butler, the faculty, staff and all the students of Solon Elementary who made this possible.
Join the Best Western Merry Manor Inn in South Portland for “Murder at the Last Chance Bar & Grill” the 6th Annual Mystery Theatre Dinner Fundraiser.
- Cocktail Hour
- Silent Auction
- 50/50 raffle
- Door prizes
- The Mystery Show!
The 2014 Champion the Cure Challenge is in 25 days (and counting!) The event takes place on August 15th (motorcycle ride) and 16th in Brewer, Maine.
Participants can walk, run, bicycle, motorcycle or just show up and cheer on the festivities! The walk/run courses include a 5K and 10K. Cycling routes are 25, 50 or 100-mile.
There is still plenty of time to register and help raise money for this amazing cause. All of the proceeds stay in Central/Eastern Maine.
On Saturday, comedian Tim Sample will perform at the Survivors Celebration from 1-3pm. Enjoy music and a variety of food and beverages throughout the day.
If you’d like to join the Lafayette Hotels team, please go here to register.
On Friday, February 14, 2014 the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland will hold an Evening with Miss Abigail – a Dinner Theatre production of “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage!” All net proceeds benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation. For More information, please download the flyer.
The BEST WESTERN Merry Manor Inn will host a Medieval Murder Mystery Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mystery for Hire will perform a “Murder Most Medieval” All net proceeds benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation. Download the Murder Most Medieval Flyer Here.
We are nearing the end of a busy July and August is right around the corner.
Remember these two great fundraisers happening in August:
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Champion the Cure Challenge will be held at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine. Visit the Lafayette Hotel’s Team Page Here.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
The 5th Annual Cancer Research Culinary Event will be held in Bar Harbor at the Looking Glass Restaurant. Once again, Executive Chef Arturo Montes of the Looking Glass Restaurant welcomes Executive Chef & Owner Frank McClelland from L’Espalier Restaurant in Boston.
There a few really great FUN fundraisers for the Lafayette Family Foundation this month…
The Clean out for the Cure! Yard Sale and Live Auction is June 22nd from 6am to 9pm. Find the Facebook event page here.
If you like ice cream (who doesn’t?), the Tugboat Inn in Boothbay Harbor is raising money for the Lafayette Family Cancer Center with Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause. Their ice cream truck will be at the Tugboat Restaurant on Windjammer Day, Wednesday, June 26 between 4 and 8 p.m. Find out more at the Boothbay Register.
The Clean out for the Cure Yard Sale and Live Auction will be accepting donated items June 1, 8, & 15 from 9am to 12pm at the Old Hampden Academy Rec Center.
The Yard Sale and Auction will be held on June 22, 2013 starting at 6am (for the yard sale portion).
ALL PROCEEDS benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine.
Many of our hotels have reopened or will reopen in May. It is an ideal time to getaway with less crowds but still beautiful New England weather!
There are two really exciting fundraising events in March. Both events will benefit the Lafayette Family Foundation and Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine.
March 16, 2013
The Event includes a Red Carpet Reception, Dinner and Murder Mystery Show. Dinner choices are: Prime Rib, Seafood Stuffed Haddock, or Vegetable Alfredo over Linguini.
Overnight Packages are also available.
March 23, 2013 ***please note: this event has been postponed until the Fall. Please check back later for the new date.
Try fabulous wine and beer selections carefully paired with the Chef’s creations.
Menu items include: Gourmet Cheese Board, Seared Duck Breast, Asian Beef and Basil, Vegetarian Strudel, and more.
Ask about their overnight rooms packages.
On August the 18th the Champion the Cure Challenge was held in Brewer, Maine to raise money for Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. The Lafayette Hotels team had over 60 members and to date has raised over $65,000 for the cause. The event as a whole raised over $325,000 and included nearly 1,000 participants and volunteers.
The Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn hosted the 4th Annual Cancer Research Culinary Event in Bar Harbor, Maine on Sunday, August 19. Executive Chef Arturo Montes of the Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn, welcomed special guest, Executive Chef & Owner Frank McClelland from L’Espalier Restaurant in Boston. The event raised over $13,000 for EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center.
Thanks to all the Lafayette Hotels team members who helped to make both events a great success!
View a Gallery of some of the Lafayette Hotels Champion the Cure Challenge team members here
(most photos by Thomas Morelli Photography):