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.
Since November of 2009 Logan Lafayette has been collecting cans and bottles to help raise money for cancer research at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. Logan has a collection area next to the Coffee Break Café on Main Road North in Hampden, Maine. He has made several dozen trips to the redemption center (as his careful record keeping and receipts will attest to). After returning over 24,000 cans he has turned in $1,213.85 to Cancer Care of Maine to help fund research. His goal is to raise over $2,000. If you have any cans or bottles you wish to donate, please feel free to drop them off … we all can help Can Cancer!
Congratulations to everyone at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn for raising $4,700 for the Lafayette Family Foundation with their fun-filled evening, the “Spirit of Suspicion” dinner and murder mystery. The event was held on February 12th at the hotel. Sponsors included: GOLD: Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker; and Daigle Commercial Group. SILVER: Maine Paper; Paragon Commercial Realty; and Governor’s Restaurant. FRIENDS: Big Red Quickprint; Nelson and Small; and Dan Marois. Thank you to all who sponsored, donated, participated and coordinated the event!