Lafayette Family Foundation & Foundation to Cure Melanoma
All proceeds from these fundraisers stay in Maine. These are just a few of many fundraising efforts happening throughout the year. The Lafayette family have also made generous personal donations along with paying their staff to organize, work on, and participate in many of the fundraisers.
Lafayette Hotels has pledged 2 million dollars to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine – one million to help fund the building and one million to endow a fund to do cancer research.
The Lafayette Family of Hotels is committed to helping find cures at this world-class center in Maine. We believe that the Center will bring help and hope to cancer patients and their families.
Our 27 properties located in Maine and New Hampshire are all participating in fundraisers for this effort. Nancy Cayford, an associate at the Fireside Inn & Suites in Waterville, raised over $5,000 with an annual yard sale she organized and sponsored. Several of our hotels sell bottles of water. The Best Western White House Inn sells stuffed moose, and hosted the Run for Hope 5K which raised $191,500 from 1994 to 2009. This event has expanded and become the Champion the Cure Challenge – continuing the legacy of the Run for Hope. Since 2010, the Champion the Cure Challenge has raised over $2.9 million dollars for local cancer research and treatment! Our 2017 Lafayette Team had over 120 members and raised over $75,000 – our biggest team yet!
Lafayette Hotels is headquartered in eastern Maine and employs over 1,000 people. In addition to many other local charities, we make numerous donations to organizations such as: University of Maine, the Red Cross, and the Lafayette Family Cancer Center to find cures for cancer – to name a few. You can help cure cancer by staying with us.
We offer great rates at great locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire. We hope you will choose to stay with us and help support this cause.
Donations can be sent to:
The Lafayette Family Foundation or Foundation to Cure Melanoma
155 Littlefield Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
(This donation is tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.)