Sterling Crown Pageant supports hospital cancer fund

Nov 16, 2012
Pictured, from left, Dr. Nadia Ramdin, medical director, Kellie Wiley, director of Sterling Pageant, Miss Coastal Maine and Miss Knox County, Emily Wiley, Mini Princess Crown Princess for a Cure and Junior Miss Knox County, Ginny Viatones, oncology social worker, Sierra Metcalf, Princess Crown for a Cure and Connie Thyng, nurse manager.

Rockport — In Union, a group of locals have formed an organization to raise money for worthy causes through beauty pageants.

Each pageant will be helping others with its donations to a good causes. The directors of Sterling Crown Pageants are Candace Wiley, Debbie Anderson, Kathy Metcalf, Kellie Wiley and Patricia Mackenzie.

Sterling Crown Pageants presented the Pen Bay Oncology Unit with a check of $500 to help families with cancer on Nov. 7 to Dr. Nadia Ramdin, medical director, Connie Thyng, nurse manager and Ginny Vaitones, oncology social worker. Ramdin has matched the donation giving the fund a total of $1,000. She was crowned princess of the Pen Bay Cancer Fund for her donation.

Oct. 13 was Sterling Crown’s first pageant, “Crown For A Cure," with proceeds going to the Pen Bay Cancer Fund at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Twenty-one girls from across the state, ranging in ages from 3 to 25, participated in the two-day pageant. The girls were judged on general appearance, enthusiasm and friendliness, poise and confidence.

The winners of the first “Crown For A Cure” were:

Queens: Lillian Simmons, Brooklyn McCarthy, Elizabeth Bowman, Sierra Murray, Destiny Mackenzie, Jessica Murry, and Crystal Wiley.

Princesses: Chloe Delano, Skyla Libby, Sierra Metcalf, Ashley Lindsey and Shyann Metcalf.

Mini princesses: Dakotah Brackett, Kailey-Ann Rhodes, Alexis Leeman, Kaitlin Bennett, Madeline Holmes, Alexys Mayhew, Shelby Collins, Emily Wiley and Erika Bramhall.

Optional modeling competition winners: Lillian Simmons, Brooklyn McCarthy, Skyla Libby, Shelby Collins, Destiny Mackenzie.

Optional outfit of choice competition winners: Lillian Simmons, Brooklyn McCarthy, Madeline Holmes, Emily Wiley, Destiny Mackenzie, Jessica Murry and Crystal Wiley.

Optional photogenic competition winners: Lillian Simmons, Kailey-Ann Rhodes, Madeline Holmes, Emily Wiley, Shyann Metcalf, Jessica Murry and Crystal Wiley.

Hospitality competition winners: Dakotah Brackett.

Through the gifts of many community members in the Midcoast and on the islands, the Pen Bay Cancer Fund has contributed to cancer care for many years. The fund raises funds for the care and treatment of those affected by cancer. Some of the major projects funded include: gas cards for those who need to drive to cancer treatments outside the Midcoast, a family room space  for those supporting a cancer patient, heating assistance, transportation to appointments.

This year, funds raised for the Pen Bay Cancer Fund will help Pen Bay launch clinical trials, so that those who may benefit from this program can access it right here at Pen Bay. Dr. Nadia Ramdin and her team are working with the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine to add cancer trails to the clinical trials program at Pen Bay. This collaboration will expand Pen Bay's options for cancer patients to include the benefits of clinical trials close to home.

Sterling Crown Pageant will be holding its next pageant, Enchanted Princess on April 13, 2013. Visit them on Facebook or email to register.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Jason Wiley | Nov 16, 2012 18:06

Great job to everyone involved. A lot of time and effort goes into this and it shows. Keep up the good work!

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