Allen Insurance and Financial continued its longstanding support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by raising $4,400 for the 2010 relay held earlier this summer at Camden Hills Regional High School.

Overall, the company has raised $28,000 for cancer research since Relay for Life was established in Knox County in 2003. Allen has received several American Cancer Society honors for this dedication, including an Outstanding Income Development Award in 2007.

Though Relay for Life is the single biggest event on Allen’s fundraising calendar, raising money for the American Cancer Society is a year-round activity. Yard sales, potluck luncheons and other events help boost the total, as does a company match of employee funds raised. In addition, Allen provides free use of a conference room for all of the Midcoast planning committee and team captain meetings.

Allen Relay for Life team members in 2010 include Karen Reed, Trisha Hill, Sara Montgomery, Kathi Jones, Sherree Craig, Meesha Luce, Leann McKusic, Lori Mank and Libby Davis.

For more information about Relay for Life, visit relayforlife.org/midcoastme.

Serving Midcoast Maine since 1866, the Allen Agency is an employee-owned insurance, employee benefits and financial services company with offices in Camden, Rockland, Thomaston and Saco. For more information call 236-4311 or visit alleninsuranceandfinancial.com.