The Franklin Community Health Network will host the annual Battle for Breast Cancer, a round-robin benefit field hockey event scheduled for 2-8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Thomas College in Waterville.

Now in its 7th year, more than $130,000 has been raised since 2011 for the beneficiary, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

The benefit tournament will feature eight central Maine high school field hockey teams: Skowhegan, Spruce Mountain, Messalonskee, Mt. Blue, Lawrence, Dexter, Winslow and Winthrop; and four area middle school teams: Skowhegan, Mt. Blue, Dexter and Winslow.

Team members are raising funds in their communities through car washes, bottle drives, T-shirt sales, athletic clothing sales, toll booths and other events.

Thomas College’s athletic facility features two side-by-side turf fields so that two games take place simultaneously. Cost to attend the tournament is $5 for adults and $2 for students.

Prior to the tournament, the players are given the opportunity to learn about mammograms and breast cancer through discussions with breast cancer survivors and staff of the breast care center.

For more information about the tournament, join “Battle for Breast Cancer” on Facebook.

To donate to this cause, visit fchn.org/ways-to-give/donate-now or mail a check payable to FCHN to the Fund Development Office, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938.

For more information, call 779-2555.


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