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North Berwick Employees Raise $15,000 in Relay for Life

North Berwick Employees Raise $15,000 in Relay for Life

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick formed its first Relay for Life team for the 2014 York County (Maine) Relay for Life event. York County Relay for Life is supported by volunteers and participants who give their time and energy to this exciting event; making a commitment to let the community know cancer can be defeated.

This year's relay was held at Kennebunk High School beginning on June 21 at 4 p.m., and ending on June 22 at 6 a.m. The Pratt & Whitney team was one of only a few teams that had one or more members make it all night. Four of the 31 registered team members walked the final lap at 6 a.m.

Several North Berwick employees from the Quality department created their own sub-team called "Quality Cares." "I'm glad I had the opportunity to be a part of bringing Relay for Life to North Berwick," said "Quality Cares" captain and cancer survivor Crystal McCurdy. "The 'Quality Cares' team and co-workers were a huge support to me and it was nice to all come together for a great cause."

"We joined this year's Relay for Life to help raise money, and increase awareness, in support of the fight against cancer," said Brian Duguay, team member from North Berwick Engineering group. "Like so many, our family has been affected by this disease, and it was wonderful to see so many people rally together to support this fight."

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick team members raised a total of $15,184. This first-year team gave a tremendous effort toward fundraising and promotional events, as well as giving their time and talents to developing the North Berwick team. In all, 47 teams and 470 participants raised more than $114,800 at the York County event.

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick team members raised a total of $15,184. This first-year team gave a tremendous effort toward fundraising and promotional events, as well as giving their time and talents to developing the North Berwick team. In all, 47 teams and 470 participants raised more than $114,800 at the York County event.

"The courage and strength of the survivors as well as the dedication and pride of our team members and their families are what made this year's event a success," said Lorraine Marcotte, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick's coordinator for this year's relay. "It was an honor to walk this relay with such committed and courageous people."

Funds raised at Relay for Life support cancer patients and their families throughout Maine, New England and beyond. Please visit www.relayforlife.org for more information.

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Pratt & Whitney North Berwick's 2014 Relay for Life team is pictured on the track at Kennebunk High School.