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Celebrating our 25th 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




DATE: Check Back for 2023 Info


LOCATION: Pine Ridge Campground,

Acton, ME


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.

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5K Run/Walk

DATE: October 15, 2023

TIME: 10am

LOCATION: Anderson Learning Center, Springvale, ME


Run with the beautiful fall foliage all around you. The 5K run/walk is an out and back course starting at Nasson Community Center and ending at Bradeen Street (in front of Grahamtastic office). Course is partially on road but mostly on well groomed Rail Trail portion of the Mousam Way with turn around at Deering Pond.

Enjoy live music by Rob Butler and Dunkin' treats donated by the Furness Family. Following the race we will have a 25th Anniversary Celebration including a free BBQ, silent auction, raffles and more!

Awards: Medals for first and second female & male runners in all age categories. Also, a special prize for fastest female, male and dog. Top dog prize donated by Waggerston, Wells, Maine.

Register Online




DATE: Check back for the 2024 date!


LOCATION: Goodall Park, Sanford, ME


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.


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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


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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When you see #johnnystrong on social media, you’ll clearly see where the word STRONG originates from. Johnny is not only showing us his Superhero strength, but also his courageous bravery. Sweet Johnny has been battling Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma most of his life, (Neuroblastoma is a tumor of nerve tissue that can appear in various parts of the body.) Johnny, who is now seven and a half, was first diagnosed at just seven months old. With hundreds of days hospitalized, four relapses, and numerous aggressive cancer treatments, Johnny retains his bright smile and adventurous spirit. Johnny loves to play with his big sister Madi and dog Oakie at their home in Massachusetts between cancer treatments in both Boston and New York City.


Grahamtastic Connection has supported Johnny with an iPad. His mom Colleen states, “The iPad has been a life-saver and is always with him.” Colleen went on to say, “Johnny enjoys Baby Einstein and other learning apps, creating a mixture of photos and art, learning his colors and numbers, and has become quite a little techie.”


We feel very fortunate to be in Johnny’s caring circle, offering him a device that is helping him navigate through his continued treatment for Neuroblastoma. Please show Johnny and his family love by following @jmoc2a11on Instagram or John Morris on Facebook. We are all #johnnystrong together



To Our Golden Sponsors

DD joy 150
cohen 150
partners 150
Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation
Town Square Realty Group
sand witches 150
Pepin & Sons Inc.
Volk 150
Steven M. Perez Foundation
barrett 150
Caron Engineering
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