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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Friday, May 27, 2011

Event Sponsors

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Friday and Saturday, June 3 & 4, 2011

Hosmer Field Complex, Rumford Opening ceremonies Friday at 6:00 pm

Greetings Relay For Life-River Valley friends! We are celebrating 14 years of Relay in the River Valley area this year and welcome you and yours to join us at the Hosmer Field Complex on June 3-4. Our theme this year is “Sports!” Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society, bringing much needed funding to research, education, prevention and patient services in our area. Hats off to everyone in the River Valley area, their friends and families for the incredible support they give this event. Relay For Life brings together people from all of our communities in the River Valley area. It is our pleasure to work with the businesses that so generously support us and the committee members that dedicate countless hours to bring the event together. Many, many thanks to all the team captains and the team members who put in so many hours thinking of creative fund raisers for the event. Thank you for all the HARD work. Celebrate! Remember! Fight Back! Sincerely,

Diane Mitchell

Peggy Briggette Co-Chairs Relay For Life–River Valley Unit

American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program T

he Road to Recovery Program sponsored by t he A merican Cancer Society is a service offered in which volunteer drivers provide cancer patients transportation to and from their scheduled medical appointments. Drivers donate their time and the use of their personal v eh ic le s to help en s u r e t h at cancer patients get the lifesaving treatments they need.

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Many patients need daily or weekly treatments over a period of months and simply have no way to get there.

Although family and friends may be able to help, there are many times when they are not available and the Road to Recovery Program provides transportation options for patients in this situation. To find out how you can volunteer to drive or if you need this program, please give Diane Mitchell a call at 364-8358 or call 1-800-227-2345, your local American Cancer Society office.

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The Road to Recover y Program is ver y impor ta nt to t he R iver Valley area as it helps those cancer patients with their transportation to their treatment schedules when family or friends aren’t available to take them.

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Participants in the 2010 River Valley Relay For Life walk around the track at Hosmer Field. The event attracts people of all ages from around the River Valley area.

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Why I relay I relay because I know a lot of people who have had cancer. My grandfather had colon cancer. He is a survivor. I’m very happy because I love my grandfather very much. He has taken me to see the Red Sox, visit Florida, and I love going camping with him.


Mission statement The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community- based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

I also lost a friend named Maddie who had leukemia. I met Maddie at Ca mp Sunshine, which is a camp for children w ith life threatening diseases. I also went to Camp Rainbow with her; she was a good friend and I miss her. My great-grandpa Dewey had bone cancer and died a few years ago. I loved him a lot. I used to walk to his house almost every day to visit him with my cousin Sam. Once, he brought me and Sa m to D.E.W.s Wild A nima l Kingdom. After that we went to Dutch Treat. I never got to meet my other great-grandfather because he

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died of lung cancer before I was born. I really wish that I could have met him. My great-grandmother has only one kidney because she had to get her other one taken out. She had cancer in one kidney. Her husband, my great-grandfather, had prostate cancer. Luckily they both survived. My great-uncle also has prostate cancer. He is hav ing surger y tomorrow morning. My greatuncle Wayne died of leukemia. The last reason why I relay is because I had leukemia. I have a Relay For Life team named Abbie’s Avengers made up of fa mi ly a nd f riends who love me very much and want to find a cure for cancer. One of the fundraisers that I am doing is selling note cards that I designed with all proceeds going to Relay For Life. This is why I relay and I am proud that I do.

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2011 RIVER VALLEY RELAY FOR LIFE Activity schedule

Sponsors of River Valley Relay For Life 2011 • Hannaford • Dunkin Donuts • Sea Vu Campground • Hutchins Custom Woodworking

• Erik Designs, LLC • Rumford Falls Times • WOXO 92.7 & 100.7 • Franklin Savings Bank • Rumford Hospital

• FOX 23 • Fraternal Order of Eagles #1248 • Sun Journal • Carrabassett Spring Water

• Town of Rumford • W EZR 1240 • Dan’s Automotive Repair/ Sales • NewPage Corporation

Friday, June 3 4 p.m. Survivor’s Reception Registration 4:30 p.m. Survivor’s Reception 5 p.m. Presentation of the Shirley Comeau & Courage Award 6 p.m. Opening Ceremony Prayer National Anthem Survivors Lap Area fire fighters & Knights of Columbus will escort the survivors on the first lap. Teams line the track in honor of the survivors and take to the track after first lap. 7 p.m. Kid’s Corner hosted by Abbie’s Avengers 7 p.m. Team Spirit Parade 7:30 p.m. Trivia Challenge 8 p.m. Punt, Pass & Kick (middle of the field) 8 p.m. Cribbage Game (Survivor’s Tent) Last chance to purchase luminaries 9 p.m. Donut on a string (Dunkin Donuts) 9:15 p.m. Luminary preparation begins Last call for Food booth 9:30 p.m. Luminary Ceremony Blessing: Father Philip Tracy Bagpipes by Denise Hurd Rumford Majorettes perform


Saturday, June 4 12 a.m. Teacher’s Mafia Track Activities 1 a.m. Rollerblade parade 1:30 a.m. Peggy’s Brownie Sundae Party 2 a.m. Scavenger Hunt 4 a.m. Pick up luminary bags 6 a.m. Wake Up Relay! 7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast by Chefs Brian & Don Sponsored by Rumford Hospital 8:30 a.m. Kids games organized by Tracy Glover of Abbie’s Avengers 9:30 a.m. Smoothies by Cancer Control at Friends & Family Forever Tent site 11 a.m. Relay Ride For Life: motorcycles enter the track 11:30 a.m. Drawings 12 p.m. Hole-In-One Golf Ball Drop Contest $1000 to winner if present Close of the Relay For Life 2011

On the track are the tent sites for raffles and other fundraising items. Be sure to visit each one and meet the people supporting the River Valley Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.

PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR AREA ON THE FIELD. Thank you for participating in this year’s Relay For Life. SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2011 Relay For Life teams Bette’s Babes

Memier’s Misfits

Friends and Family Forever

Rumford Fire

Abbie’s Avengers

Driven Women

Cancer Crusaders

Team Olsen

Michael’s Angels

Dirigo School

Linwood’s Ladies

The Outlanders

Canton Cruisers

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Advertising Supplement, Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, May 27, 2011



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My Relay story My reason to relay is the many faces of family and friends who I see everyday and also the memories of all those we have lost to this terrible disease. Thanks to the American Cancer Society, more and more of our family members and friends are able to celebrate birthdays this year. What a wonderful gift! Resea rchers don’t have a ll t he a nswers, but t hey have made incredible strides in the past 14 years. Money raised by Relay goes to fund research, patient services, prevention and detection. I have se en f i r st ha nd how re s e a rch has helped severa l communit y members a nd I w ill a lways be

eternally grateful for the hard work our Relay committee, teams, and team members have done to raise money to fund research and help them fight their battle and have the chance to celebrate not just their birthday, but each and every day. Each team is unique in their efforts, but every team and team member are connected by a common thread which is to find a cure for cancer! Ever y step w e t a ke m a ke s a d i f ference to someone who is battling this disease. Thank you for all your help in making River Valley Relay a successful event. I am so proud to call you all my Relay family. God bless you all.


Why I relay At last, Relay For Life is right around the corner. It’s been a long winter for most of us. However, cancer never takes a break. Some of us have lost loved ones over the winter season. So, now we must go through the grieving cycle again. Through Relay, it’s a healing process which helps me cope with some of the sudden losses of loved ones. There are also the ones who are in treatment. This is why I choose to fight alongside them. I give my time and money because CANCER NEVER TAKES A BREAK.

A community of survivors and caregivers The Cancer Survivors Network is an online community created by and for survivors and caregivers. From diagnosis, cancer becomes a pa rt of a person’s life a nd a caregiver’s life experience. The Cancer Sur v ivors Net work u n ites a l l people touched by cancer. Survivorship can be an


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The A mer ica n Ca ncer Societ y understa nds t hat qua lit y ca re includes more than just excellent medicine. Cancer patients need answers, direction, and hope.

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Lariviere legacy continues on By Cherri Crockett Rumford Falls Times I n 19 9 7, R u m f o r d H o s p i t a l received a sizeable donation for the establishment of the Lariviere Oncology Suite. Motivated by his son’s experience with metastatic renal cancer as a young man in his 30s, Al Lariviere was determined to give back to the cancer community in his son’s memory. He was well aware that people in rural Rumford had to travel more than 40 miles to seek cancer care at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. T h r ou g h h i s a l mo s t t i r e le s s fundraising efforts, he brought oncolog y treatment direct ly to t he River Va lley communit y at Rumford Hospital. Almost singleha nded ly, he ra ised t he f unds necessar y to open the Lariviere O nc olo g y Su it e. I n 2 0 02 , he mobilized his fundraising efforts to replace the outgrown space with a much-needed, larger clinic. A l L a r i v ier e pa s s e d a w a y i n May last year follow ing a fouryea r bat t le w it h lu ng ca ncer. Consequently, he was able to gain treatment at the ver y Center he established. Recently, a gracious supporter of the suite wanted to make a donation anonymously. We’ll simply call him Paperboy.

Paperboy shared, “I suspect that w it h most of us, we ca n t hink back on people we have known who always seemed to rise above pettiness to be fair and decent with everyone. Mr. Lariviere was one of those. In many cases, we lost contact, or they passed away without them ever knowing the positives they left behind.”

“His establishment of the Center tells us all who he really was. Life has gone well for me, and I’m glad to be able to share and honor people like him.” The Paperboy, in reference to Al Lariviere

Follow ing a recent donation by Paperboy to the Lariviere Oncology Suite, hospital spokesperson Jane Bubar was stumped by the identity and tracked a rather unique story down. “I’ve been in this business a long time and I’ve never seen anything like this,” noted Bubar.

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“He also owned the Sunoco station at the top of Falls Hill. I used to do business there. I remember buying a pair of tires back in 1965 that he allowed me to pay $10 a week for (the total cost was probably about $50). On one occasion, I had made a payment and did not get a receipt (or lost it). The employee did not record it. W hen I talked to Mr. Lariviere about it, he said that he would take my word for it. That $10 was a day’s pay for me at that time. To this day, I can say that I told him the truth, but he certainly did not have to take my word for it.” Paperboy stated that he has been lucky in life, but has not forgotten occa sions when he st r ug g led. People have helped him in many

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Paperboy stated, “I was never looking for personal recognition. The story is really about Mr. Lariviere, his spirit of giving and what he did for his community. From September 1962 until December 1964, I delivered what was then the Lewiston Daily Sun six days a week. I remember seeing Mr. Lariviere eating dinner when I would come around to collect. He was like a lot of my 60 or so other customers.

Before his passing, Al Lariviere looks on as his granddaughter Cori Rockwood and her sons, Jacob and Evan, make a donation to John Welsh, CEO of the hospital. (Photo submitted by Rumford Hospital) ways over the years and now he had his chance to give something back. He said, “As with any community, Rumford has a lways had some ver y nice people. Mr. Lariv iere w a s a l w ay s a n ic e m a n w ho stayed on the high road. Making a contribution in his name, in his memory, in memory of people like him, is something that I hope more people will do.” From July of 2009 to July of 2010, mor e t h a n 2 ,0 0 0 t r e at ment s were performed at the Lariviere Oncolog y Su ite at Ru m ford Hospital. “Al never left a mission

statement per se,” noted Bubar. “He wanted people in the River Valley to have the same ease of access to infusion therapy as his son David had, treatment just a few minutes drive from his home.” Rumford Hospital offers Dempsey Center prog ra ms a nd a socia l worker two days a week for the comfort and convenience of their patients, close to home. Donations to the Lariviere Oncology Suite can be mailed to Rumford Hospital, c/o Lariviere Oncology Suite, 420 Franklin St., Rumford, ME, 04276.

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“Upon learning who the contributor was, the answer I got was, ‘Al always gave more than he took.’”

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River Valley Relay For Life  

Schedule of events and stories about the Relay For Life in the River Valley area