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Sugarloaf Charity Summit tops $2 million raised for cancer research

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - Sugarloaf's signature charitable event, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit Ball was held Saturday, January 24, raised a record-setting $203,500 via live and silent auctions, plus personal and corporate donations. Since its inception, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit has raised more than $2 million dollars to help support cancer research in Maine.

Nearly 400 people gathered in the King Pine Room of Sugarloaf's Base Lodge for the annual event that culminated last weekend.  

In addition to the Charity Ball and live auction held Saturday, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit recognized two recipients of Summiteer awards for their invaluable commitment and contribution to the cause. The charity recognized Candace Foundation and Forsley family/Shipyard as the Corporate Summiteer, and the Individual Summiteer Award was presented to Peter Webber.  

The Sugarloaf Charity Summit is the resort's signature event, and one of the premier charitable events in the state of Maine. Over the years it has raised more than $2million to benefit Maine charities, including the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in Farmington.  

Named after the late wife of Sugarloafer Peter Webber, the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center offers timely access to state-of-the-art digital screening, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasounds, clinical and care support services by a multi-disciplinary team of experts.  

For more information on the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, please visit www.sugarloaf.com/charity.  

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