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Greater Portland Health Selected as One of this Year's Maine Marathon Beneficiaries

May 27, 2018

Greater Portland Health is excited to announce that we were chosen to be a primary beneficiary of this year's Maine Marathon. The event is organized by Maine Track Club, Maine’s largest and most active running club. 2018 is the 28th year of the event, making it one of Maine's longest running marathon events. In the last 27 years, The Maine Marathon has raised over 4 million dollars for Maine charities. Greater Portland Health is honored to have been selected for a $20,000 gift this year and would like to thank Maine Marathon for supporting our mission providing accessible, affordable, and culturally sensitive health care to the greater Portland area.

For more information on The Maine Marathon's giving or this year's events, please visit their website.

 

Press Release

2018 Maine Marathon Beneficiaries

May 23, 2018                                                                                  

Bob Dunfey, the Volunteer Race Director for The Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay,
announced today that the primary beneficiaries of this year’s event on Sunday, September 30,
2018 will be the Ronald McDonald House for $20,000, Greater Portland Health for $20,000 and
The Locker Project for $9,000.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Maine sponsors facilities that provide comfort for the
families of pediatric patients and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing
of all children. Last year, 7,595 nights were provided to 652 families with 12 nights as the
average length of stay and the longest stay being 281 nights.

Greater Portland Health is a federally qualified health center whose mission is to provide highquality,
patient-centered healthcare that is accessible, affordable, and culturally sensitive. We
provide medical, behavioral health, oral health, substance use treatment, chronic and infectious
disease management, osteopathic manipulative treatment, and psychiatric services at our nine
locations. We are serving over 11,000 patients in the greater Portland community.We are
committed to ensuring all members of our community have access to health services regardless
of their ability to pay.

The mission of the Locker Project is to connect food-insecure children in Maine with nourishing
food to improve their learning capacity, health, and future. The Locker Project manages food
pantries in pre-schools and K-12th grades schools in Portland, South Portland, Westbrook,
Saco, and Raymond. Additionally, every month the Locker Project distributes over 12,000 lbs of
donated fresh produce, meats, and bread to students in their schools for them to take home at
night and on the weekends and long school breaks.

The Maine Marathon organized by the Maine Track Club is a volunteer driven, nonprofit event
with proceeds going to local Maine charities. Since 1997, we’ve donated over $4 million to
charity. Over 50 volunteer race coordinators plan the event during the year and over 800
volunteers deliver the event on race weekend.

Contacts:

Bob Dunfey, Volunteer Race Director, mainemarathon@gmail.com,
207-475-5656

Ronald McDonald House, Brittany Whalen, developmentcoord@rmhcmaine.org,
207-780-6282

Greater Portland Health, Ann Tucker, atucker@greaterportlandhealth.org,
207-874-2141

The Locker Project, Katie Brown, katiebrownmaine@gmail.com,
207-899-9540

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