Local Rotarians donate to Sarah's House

Apr 10, 2014
Pictured from left, Jane Monhart, Camden President Tony Bates, Doug Curtis Jr., Lindsay Turner, Rockland President Gene Reil, Jim Bowditch and Joyce Burnham. Old Town Rotary President is in the background.

Old Town — Camden and Rockland Rotary presented a check for $4,250 to Lindsay Turner of the Old Town Rotary Club April 10 to benefit Sarah's House in Holden.

Turner's twin sister, Sarah Turner Robinson, died of cancer at 26 years old and her vision was for people who came long distances for cancer treatment in Bangor to have a place to stay.

Robinson, who died in 2011, was a member of the Old Town Rotary.

Since her death Turner and Robinson's husbandBenny have received multiple awards on Sarah’s behalf for her work during her fight, including; the Rotarian of the Year Award for 2011-2012 and the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award, presented at the 2012 Champion the Cure Challenge.

Fundraising efforts are under way for the new Cancer Hospitality House, including Sarah’s 6-year-old daughter Morgan’s efforts selling lemonade and eggs from her chickens to make sure her mother’s dream comes true. Her dream is soon to become a reality through donations from the people of Maine.

To learn more about Sarah's House, visit sarahshouseofmaine.org.

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