ELLSWORTH, Maine. (WABI) - The weather didn't stop folks in Ellsworth for the first ever Pull for a Cure.
Teams of 12 worked together to beat the clock and pull a firetruck over the finish line.
Justin Rowell, the Eastbrook Fire Chief told us, "Legs were sore by the end of it, had a few pulls in a row but we did it"
Stacey Duran, the ACS Community Manager, had this to say, "The American cancer society is always looking for something new and fun to do to fundraise money for cancer. This event is something we've been doing in other parts of the country.”
"So CrossFit Acadia is one of the teams for relay for life. The team captain for that is nick burnstyle and he is actually a fireman in Ellsworth and Bangor. So we said why not make this a big event for the fire departments. This is benefiting anyone who has cancer. So this is going towards our 20th anniversary relay for life. It's helping those patients that need to use one of our free services. Whether it be the 800 number, transportation, so this is helping raise funds to continue to support anyone who's affected by cancer, whether it be caregivers, patients, family, friends" Explained the Event Lead, Brandy Marchetti.
Justin Rowell went on to tell us, “Everyone I know has been effected by it, we all have a loved one, we all have a family member, we all have someone that we care about that's been affected by cancer. The more we can band together not only as a community but as people and try to find a cure, and support each other and do what we can as human beings, the better.”
“This is perfect weather, cancer doesn't sleep no matter it's night or day. We're out here in the rain, pulling this truck for a cure.” Explained Brandy Marchetti.
Stacey Duran went on to say, “Fundraising can be fun and this is an event that is a great example of that. Having new teams that may have not been involved with us before, it brought some new faces and we got to raise some money for a great cause in a fun way.”