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Originally published in Castine Patriot, May 9, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, May 9, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, May 9, 2019
Annual Beth C. Wright Walk For Life walk expands to Ellsworth

On May 18 the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will be expanding its biggest annual fundraising event to Ellsworth. The 19th Annual Beth C. Wright Walk For Life, which was exclusively held in the Washington County town of Addison for the past nineteen years, will now offer an additional walk, the Hancock County Walk, in Ellsworth. The walk will begin at Knowlton Park and continue down the Shore Road with a choice of 1-mile, 2-mile or 3-mile walk option, returning to the Donald Little Park on State Street where walkers will meet up with the festivities of the Ellsworth Garden Club’s plant sale and Pink Tulip Festival. The Addison Walk For Life will take place concurrently at the Addison Town Hall.

Organizers from the newly collaborated event, the Ellsworth Garden Club, encourage participants to wear pink in honor of the Pink Tulip Festival and breast cancer awareness.

The Ellsworth Walk will take place on Saturday, May 18, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and a walk opening ceremony at 10. All walkers are welcome to donate, obtain sponsors and form teams. Walk organizers will be offering two incentives including a free Walk For Life t-shirt for those who raise over $25 and a Walk For Life t-shirt and a Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center Reflective Vest with a zippered pouch for those raising over $75.

A variety of music will accompany the activities with the sounds of the Fletchers Landing Philharmonic Orchestra from 10 a.m. to noon, and the sounds of Jim Coffman and Russell Snyder from noon to 1:30 p.m. Plenty of food will be provided including homemade baked goods, donuts, coffee and other drinks, pasta salad, hot dogs, and more. Children and adult oriented activities will be offered, including a silent auction, the Ellsworth Garden Club plant sale offering lots of native trees, shrubs and seedlings, master gardener volunteer gardening advice table, area business and non-profit booths, and a pollinator scavenger hunt, free plants, face-painting and balloons for the kids.

If you would like more information or to participate in the Walk, please call the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center to register at 664-0339 or register online at bethwrightcancercenter.org and click on the Walk for Life slide. For other information regarding the Pink Tulip Festival and plant sale, call Mary Blackstone at 667-8788 or Stacey Giancarlo Estes at 266-6472.