Ellsworth businesses support local breast care this October
As of January 2021, there are more than 3.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to help increase attention and support of the disease. Locally, businesses are finding unique ways to contribute to this cause.
Stanley Subaru’s Test Drive for the Cure, for the month of October, will donate $10 per test drive to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital to the Breast Clinic and the Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care. This year, customers can also take a virtual test drive of any vehicle at stanleysubaru.com and Stanley Subaru will donate $5. They are also selling pink ribbon magnets for $5, and Stanley Subaru will match for a combined $10 dollar donation.
“For years, Stanley Subaru has been an incredible partner,” explains Ruth Calas, director of philanthropy for Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals. “They have surpassed $25,000 in donations to local breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment and support. We are extremely grateful to Stanley Subaru owner Mark Politte and his team for their continued commitment to local healthcare.”
Other businesses provide support for breast cancer care in Ellsworth too. Momo’s Cheesecake donates 10% of October sales, The Bud Connection makes a donation for every used vase or basket returned to the shop, and Tradewinds in Ellsworth donates one cent of every gallon of gas purchased (all year round, not just in October).
“The loyalty and devotion of these businesses year after year is humbling,” shares John Ronan, FACHE, president, Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital. “Breast cancer awareness, early detection, and treatment are critical in the battle to beat this disease. I am grateful for the local interest and support and proud that we are able to offer comprehensive breast care services right here in Ellsworth.”