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Celebrating our 26th year of connecting kids!

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Connecting Kids
When Their World 
Is Out of Reach

Our mission is to provide free technology to children with cancer and other serious illnesses to support their education, as well as their social and emotional well-being. Technology, including iPads, laptops, robots and Internet access, enables our children to continue their education during treatment while also remaining connected to family, friends and medical providers. We currently support children ages 3-18, in the following states: ME, NH, MA, VT, CT, RI, NY

EVENTS

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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
& AUCTION

DATE: Check back for the 2024 date!

TIME: TBD

LOCATION: Pine Ridge Campground,

Acton, ME

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A big thank you to Pineridge Campground Friends for a successful tournament and auction that will allow us to support 22 more children!


First place winning team is Jason Matthews and Matt Plante. Second place team is James Kittredge and Pat McDonough. Winner of the Genest fire pit raffle is Shelly Camire. 


Lucky winner of the Dunkin’ Door Prize is Krissy Caron.

Check back soon for info on next years event!

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5K Run/Walk

DATE: Check back for the 2024 date!

TIME: 10am

LOCATION: Anderson Learning Center, Springvale, ME

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A big, thank you to our donors, participants and volunteers for making this year’s live 5K, and 25th celebration a huge success!


T-shirt design by 7 year old Superstar Damian, screenprinted by students at SRTC. Digital Design Instructor Anita Lavigne

5K Results:

  • First place Male: Chris Dunn, 18:00

  • First place female: Angela Frank, 27:28

  • Fastest dog: Emmy Harrison, (Lead by dog’s mom Lisa) 34:56 

  • Team that raised most pledges bringing in $600: Rams for Graham (Kennebunk High School Field Hockey) 

  • See full results and sponsors

Check back soon for info on next years event!

 

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MAINERS
BASEBALL GAME

DATE: Check back for the 2024 date!

TIME: TBD

LOCATION: Goodall Park, Sanford, ME

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Our 12th year as the Sanford Mainer's charity of choice was a success! Thank you Partner's Bank for pledging $100 a homerun for Grahamtastic.

Pictured: Leslie, Broose D. Moose and Live Paquette, who threw out the first pitch for her Uncle Graham.

Check back soon for info on next years event!

FEATURED STORIES

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NEW PROMO VIDEO

Maine non-profit helps connect kids battling life-threatening illnesses with world

Fifteen-year-old Delia Binette is battling Ewing’s sarcoma, but the Thornton Academy student still manages to be present in class everyday thanks to “Lucario,” a telepresence robot. (WGME)

 

Video produced by Dave Eid, Channel 13 Maine

CNN HERO

Watch to learn about the inspiration behind Grahamtastic Connection as our Executive Director Leslie Morrissette accepts a 2017 CNN Hero Award [watch]

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MEET SUPERSTAR JACKSON

When 6-year-old Jackson fell this summer and fractured his leg, his family was shocked to learn he had a tumor on his fibula which was caused by Ewing Sarcoma. Jackson currently receives cancer treatment at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and at Boston Children’s Hospital. His treatment includes aggressive chemotherapy followed by extensive surgery to remove the tumor on his leg.

Jackson is a silly boy who likes all sports, Legos, Spiderman, Pokémon, Nintendo Switch and playing on his iPad. He is so adored by his sister Sofia. Sofia and her parents Martine and Kyle are doing their best to keep his spirits up as he navigates through his difficult cancer treatments.

We feel very fortunate to be in Jackson’s caring circle, placing a tele-presence robot in his first-grade classroom. The robot allows him to be in school virtually whenever he’s feeling well enough to log on. His classmates have been known to hug the robot and also make a heart shape with their hands, showing Jackson their love.

Martine, Jackson’s mom states, “Having the robot in his class has allowed Jackson to stay connected to his classmates and friends from his hospital bed. It’s amazing as a parent to see a classroom full of 6-year-olds cheer when the robot comes on and they can see him. We are so grateful to Grahamtastic Connection and all their supporters for being able to provide a tool to keep him engaged with his class and teacher when he can't physically be there."

STAY CONNECTED

THANK YOU

To Our Golden Sponsors

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turbocam
cohen 150
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Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation
sand witches 150
Pepin & Sons Inc.
Volk 150
Steven M. Perez Foundation
barrett 150
Caron Engineering
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