Fundraising Updates

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.

Merry Manor Murder Mystery Fundraiser

Murder At The Last Chance Bar  Grill FlyerJoin the Best Western Merry Manor Inn in South Portland for  “Murder at the Last Chance Bar & Grill” the 6th Annual Mystery Theatre Dinner Fundraiser.

Event includes:

  • Cocktail Hour
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Door prizes
  • Dinner
  • The Mystery Show!
Net proceeds benefit the Lafayette Family Cancer Center. Call 207-774-6151 to reserve your space today.

Winter FUNdraisers

missabigailConsider attending one (or both) of these “FUN”draising events this Winter…

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.



August Fundraisers in Maine

Pear Almond TartIt has been a successful August for fundraising in Maine.

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)

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