For the second consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers were able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores, raising $3,320 for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. In addition, the Bangor Hannaford office raised $1,180 in donations.
Hannaford matched $2,500 of these donations, bringing the total to $7,000.
Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for their support and to all the generous shoppers who made donations. These donations will make a difference in the lives of Maine residents in need.
Photo: MBCC volunteers and Bangor Hannaford store managers. Left to right: Christine Haiss, MBCC board and Support Service Fund committee; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund committee; John Ivey, Union St. store manager; Paul Messer, Broadway store manager
Currently, Medicare and many private insurance policies fail to cover the costs of the daily compression supplies people with lymphedema need to control their swelling. People who can’t afford these supplies are left with worsening lymphedema, which can lead to infections and even long-term disability.
MBCC President Bethany Zell wrote,
"Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is the National Breast Cancer Coalition's global initiative to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. As leaders in the breast cancer movement and supporters of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we are committed to being a part of this important work. As leaders, we are also raising money to support the plan of action to achieve our goal of ending breast cancer."
Click here to read more or to make a donation to help Bethany and Laurel atttend the Summit.
Photo: MBCC volunteer Gail Murphy, fundraiser coordinator; Matt Howe, owner of of Sushi Maine