Tune into WCYY on Monday, December 4 through Saturday, December 9 and join Mark Curdo for Markathon 15, an around-the-clock donation drive in support of The Center for Grieving Children!
Mark will be live on the 94.3 airwaves for six days – 126 hours! – raising awareness and funding for our Center families, and programs and we need your active support! Make a song request with a donation of any size to the Center, and Mark will play it! Any music you want, any genre – it’s that easy! All donations received will help keep Center services available at no cost to children and families.
To learn more and make donations, visit this page!
On Sunday, December 10th, join us for Portland Trails’ annual, one-of-a-kind Holiday Dash 5K, presented by Martin’s Point Health Care!
Whether you dress up in a winter-themed costume or keep things more traditional, this race along the Eastern Prom Trail is sure to warm your spirits. We’ll have hot cocoa waiting for you after you cross the finish line, but if you’d like something heartier, you can purchase a $15 brunch add-on and join us for a post-race brunch at Rì Rà! A buffet-style brunch and drink ticket are included. (This add-on is only available for 200 race participants, so register today!)
The race begins at 11:00am. Please note that no strollers or dogs are allowed on the race course.
The Holiday Dash 5K is Portland Trails’ largest fundraising event of the year. All proceeds from this race go toward maintaining and caring for the trails you love – all 75 miles of them. That’s why this year, you can fundraise for Portland Trails! You’ll have the option to set up an individual or team fundraiser when you register. If you do, RunSignUp will generate a donation page and link that you can share with friends, family, and coworkers, and then you’ll be on your way to making a huge impact on a local nonprofit. Not to mention, there are some pretty great perks for you if you reach certain fundraising milestones…
– If you raise $100 or more, you’ll receive a free race registration to next year’s Holiday Dash 5K
– If you raise $500 or more, you’ll also receive a hip pack from REI Co-op
– If you raise $1,000 or more, you’ll also receive a limited-edition Portland Trails Sea Bag
For full event details and to register, visit: https://www.givesignup.org/…/PortlandTrailsHolidayDash5K
It’s that time of year again… come join us for our annual SIDEWORK Artist Market next Sunday, December 10th from 3PM-7PM at Hugo’s! We’ll have food, beverages, and a raffle with pieces from each vendor! All of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Maine Needs (@maineneeds), a non-profit community donation center supporting families and individuals throughout the state with basic needs and essentials.
This is a great opportunity to buy some unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season while supporting wonderful local artists and a vital non-profit organization. We’re thrilled to be hosting this event for the 6th year in a row and hope to see you there!
SAVE THE DATE and reserve your tickets today! LOVE Gala 2024 will be on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Brick South on Thompson’s Point! We are looking forward to sharing this special evening with you and will be posting more event updates in the coming weeks, including previews of our online and live auction items!
Our annual LOVE Gala continues to be the Center’s largest fundraising event, mobilizing crucial funding in support of grieving children and families within our community.
Event sponsorship and engagement opportunities are also now available! Consider our Sponsor a Child opportunity to ensure our Center families continue to have access to services and programs at no cost.
For more information about sponsorship, engagement opportunities, and donating to our online and live auctions, please email CGC Development Manager Emma Walker at email@example.com and Events Assistant Kristin Lash at firstname.lastname@example.org!