Fighting cancer is a cause that is easy to rally around because it affects us all. Encourage a cancer survivor, a co-worker, family member or even get a team together from work to walk.

All proceeds from the Race Weekend will support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program for adult cancer survivors as well as other community health initiatives.

Register now for the Run Strong 5K Saturday, July 12 to be held at the Camden Snow Bowl. The 5K race begins at 10 a.m., followed by a Celebration Cookout and Silent Auction. This year, the Hope Tri will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl. For more information contact the Y at 236-3375 or visit

The Y has added a new way to register for the Run Strong 5K or Hope Triathlon Race Weekend. Register today by calling the Y at 236-3375, stop by the facility at 116 Union St., Rockport or visit the website

Special thanks to event sponsors Pen Bay Women’s Imaging, Machias Savings Bank, Camden National Bank, Pen Bay Healthcare, Briggs and Wholey, Wayfarer Marine and The Camden Riverhouse Hotel. In addition, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Brimstone Consulting Group, Camden Whole Health, FMC, Harvest Energy, Johnstone Chiropractic, Landscape Services, North Atlantic Painting, Maritime Energy, Once a Tree, Pen Bay PT/OT, Rockport Mechanical, Side Country Sports, Triathlete Sports, Viking, Inc. and Wells Fargo.