The Champion the Cure Challenge has found a way to continue their quest to fund cancer research in Maine, despite the pandemic.

It's a huge and unique event, put together by the folks at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, that involves a variety of ways people can participate. In past years, volunteers have walked, run, cycled, paddled canoes/kayaks, and even ridden horses to raise money, cancer awareness, and in recognition of loved ones who have fought their own cancer battles. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to get creative about this summer's event.

So, now, instead of looking for people to show up at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer to participate, organizers are looking for videos. Participants are encouraged to make a video of themselves taking part in their own event. Take video of yourself during a special hike or bike ride. Maybe get some water shots while you're paddling your canoe, or beautiful vistas from high on your favorite horse. Once the video is complete, post it on social media with the #YouMakeTheChallenge. There are some rules, as far as length and what can be contained in your video, that you'll find on the event site. 

On August 15th, organizers will hold a virtual event, to celebrate all the participants, and talk about how the funds they raise are going to help cancer patients in Maine. You have until then to make your Champion the Cure Challenge video. Be creative, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of cancer patients in Maine.

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