Sugarloaf unveiled the newest member of its grooming fleet on Friday, a shiny new 2014 Prinoth Bison-X snowcat, painted bright pink.
The resort ordered the cat last summer and had it painted pink in support of the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, an annual event that has raised more than $1.6 million for cancer research and treatment over the past 14 years.
“It definitely stands out,” said Dan Barker, Sugarloaf Snow Surfaces Manager. “But that’s kind of the idea.”
Barker wasn’t sure what to expect when he first proposed the idea to Prinoth last spring.
“I figured they’d tell me I was crazy,” he said.
But Prinoth jumped on the idea from the start.
Q. Please tell us about yourself.
I am a professor in the Biomedical Sciences department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England in Biddeford Maine. My interest in neuroscience developed during my undergraduate studies at Coe College in Iowa and was reinforced during my graduate studies at Texas A&M, where I obtained my Ph.D. studying the neuroscience of pain. Over the course of my career I have learned much about the neurobiology underlying pain.
Q. How did you become involved in cancer research?
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The Hannemann was established to honor Dr. Jake Hannemann, who was the force behind establishing the Associate Degree Radiation Therapy Program at Southern Maine Community College.
The money is allocated to several students each year to help support their studies at the college.
(Left to right: Judith Hannemann, SMCC President Dr. Ron Cantor, Jake Hannemann M.D., MCF Executive Director Tara Hill and MCF President of the Board Jennifer Dumas)
Local scientists are excited about their promising research on eliminating breast tumors.
By Joe Lawlor email@example.com
SCARBOROUGH – In a nondescript building on Maine Medical Center's Scarborough campus, two scientists spend their workdays doing what they hope will be groundbreaking research that can be used to treat breast cancer around the world.
Stella stopped by her favorite Pink Tulip Garden to check the flowers and fix the sign. Thanks Stella!
Planted by Girl Scouts Jazlyn Dumas, Larissa Dycio and Clare Kramer.
Thank you Scouts!
We love to see those Pink Tulip Gardens. Please share your photos with us! Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We were very pleased to meet Nichole Morton and Amy Keating from Bangor Savings Bank this morning at the Maine Cancer Foundation office. We are proud to have been selected as one of eight non-profits to receive a $5,000 "Community Matters More" award.
More than 80,000 Mainers responded to Bangor Saving's Bank campaign and voted for their favorite charitable organizations.
Thank you for choosing us! We will quickly turn that award money around and send it back out as grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs.
The Pink Tulip Project is back again this year! Bulb orders for the fall are now available on our website.
Order your bulbs online and they will be delivered to you in time for the fall tulip planting season.
Your donations are an important part of the the Women's Cancer Fund, administered by Maine Cancer Foundation. This fund was established to ensure funding research for cancers that affect women.