Field Hockey Tournament to Benefit Webber Breast Care Center

30 Jun 2015 3:20 PM | Deleted user

 

Field Hockey Tournament to Benefit Webber Breast Care Center

Teams are seeking donations to benefit those diagnosed with breast cancer

Farmington¾

 

Area high school field hockey fans are in for another treat this summer when Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) hosts the annual Battle for Breast Cancer Tournament, a round-robin benefit field hockey tournament taking place at Thomas College in Waterville on Saturday, July 18, from 1–9 p.m.

 

Now in its fifth year, more than $82,000 has been raised since 2011 for the beneficiary, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

 

The July 18 benefit tournament will feature eight Central Maine high school field hockey teams: Skowhegan, Spruce Mountain, Messalonskee, Mt. Blue, Lawrence, Mt. View, Leavitt, and Nokomis; and four middle school teams: Skowhegan, Mt. Blue, Nokomis, and Spruce Mountain.

 

Team members are currently seeking donations from family and friends for the tournament and approaching businesses for sponsorship. On-line donations can be made by visiting www.fchn.org/support/donate and can be directed to one of the teams playing.

 

Thomas College’s athletic facility features two side-by-side turf fields so that two games take place simultaneously. Cost to attend the tournament is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

 

According to Jill Gray Community Relations manager, “All funds raised will be used for working people diagnosed with breast cancer at the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center who are uninsured or under-insured.”

 

Prior to the tournament, the players are learning about mammograms and breast cancer through a video, and discussions with breast cancer survivors and staff of the breast care center. And, every team is offered a facility tour.

 

Additional information about the tournament can be found on Facebook; search for the group “Battle for Breast Cancer.” For updates click on the “Join” button at the top of the page.

 

The Webber family created an endowed fund for the support of the breast center in 2004 in memory of Peter Webber’s late wife, Martha, who passed away as the result of breast cancer in 1995.

 

Checks payable to FCHN can be mailed to the Fund Development Office, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938. For more information, contact Gray at 779-2555.

 

The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center offers timely access to state-of-the-art digital screening, and diagnostic, clinical, and care support services by a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers. The center has locations in Farmington and Livermore Falls

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