2023 Race Beneficiaries
Each year, the volunteer organizers of the Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon select a group of charitable organizations in our community to receive proceeds from the race. Below are the 2023 race beneficiaries. All of these amazing organizations benefit directly from your race registration fee — and they are all among the list of charities you can make additional donations to when signing up for any of this year’s events.
The Ecology School
The Ecology School transforms how people of all ages view science, food, and the environment through joyful, hands-on learning. With a focus on the interdependence of all living organisms and their relationship with the environment, learners gain a deep understanding of the natural world and explore ways to build sustainable communities.
Maine Children’s Cancer Program
Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP) is the pediatric oncology program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Maine’s premier treatment center for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. MCCP focuses on three areas 1) providing children with the best cancer treatments available, 2) participating in clinical research to improve survival rates and move closer to a cure, and 3) supporting the entire family throughout their journey with childhood cancer.
Veggies to Table
Veggies to Table is a grow-to-donate farm that creates lasting community connections through its volunteer program and provides education around healthy food. The organization brings normalcy and restores dignity to individuals and families who have lost control over the most basic of choices and decisions – what to eat. Its goal is to provide universal access to nutritious and culturally appropriate food for everyone.
YMCA Camp of Maine
YMCA Camp of Maine is dedicated to fulfilling the principles symbolized by the YMCA triangle – the development of MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT for all. Located on the shores of Lake Cobbosseecontee, the camp is situated on over 250 acres of pine tree forests, meadows, and freshwater ponds.
“These organizations profoundly impact Maine’s children, young adults, and families by providing education, sustenance, life-saving treatment, and fun. All necessary components of a thriving community. They are a force for good – as we aim to be – in the communities they serve.”–Steve deCastro, President and CEO of Gorham Savings Bank, title sponsor