Climbers to Scale Mt. Washington for Cancer Fundraiser
A team of climbers will brave the elements to scale Mt. Washington on Saturday, March 26, part of an annual effort to raise money to fight cancer.
The 5th Annual Climb for Cancer Care is led by Patrick Connolly, a 4th grade teacher at Longfellow School in Portland. Connolly founded the fundraiser to honor the memory of his late uncle, Rockin' Rod Scribner.
Four previous Climb for Cancer Care expeditions - to Mt. Rainier, Wash., and Mt. Hood, Ore. - have raised $78,690.99 towards Connolly's goal of $100,000. Funds benefit The Marshall L. and Susan Gibson Pavilion at Maine Medical Center, an inpatient center of care for adults battling cancer.
This year Connolly and his team of 22 climbers will celebrate the 5th Annual Climb for Cancer Care by ascending Mt. Washington on Saturday (weather date, April 2).
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Maine Medical Center is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1864, MMC is the state's largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing more than 6,000 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of MaineHealth, a growing family of health care services in southern, central and western Maine.