CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This year’s 23rd annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit is scheduled to kick off with Climb for a Cure, a moonlit climb, on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 5092 Sugarloaf Access Road.

For a suggested donation of $20, $5 for those 12 and younger, participants snowshoe or skin up one mile to Bullwinkle’s restaurant before descending back down, according to a news release from Jill Gray, Franklin Memorial Hospital communications and public affairs manager.

Participants must register online by 4:30 p.m. the day of the event and will meet at the SuperQuad to get ready to start the trek up Tote Road at 5 p.m.

Once at Bullwinkle’s, participants can reenergize with free treats and hot beverages before descending back down the mountain. Those taking part in the event should dress in layers and bring a headlamp or flashlight and plenty of water.

All proceeds from Charity Summit events benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, and the Dempsey Center.

Snowshoe rentals are available at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center by calling 207-237-6830.

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