Since 2012, Darling's is proud to have been a supporter and partner of Champion the Cure Challenge, which has raised over $3.3 million for local cancer research!
What is Champion the Cure Challenge?
Started in 2010 to support local cancer research, Champion the Cure Challenge has grown into an annual fundraising event with thousands of supporters and participants.  The signature event is hosted in August each year at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center (part of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center's Cancer Care) in Brewer.  Participants can sign up for a variety of events, including: 
  • 1K, 5K, or 10K walk/runs 
  • 25, 50, 75, or 100 mile bicycle rides 
  • 58.9 mile motorcycle rides 
  • trail rides 
  • canoe paddle 
  • volunteering 
  • virtual participant
Since it's inception, this annual event has raised over $3.3 million to help fund cancer research right in our own community!

How and Why Does Darling's Get Involved?
The reality is that we all know someone who has been affected by cancer.  Since this event is extremely local to us (within walking distance of our Corporate Office, Darling's Agency, and Greenpoint Auto), and 100% of funds raised stay local to help support our family, friends, neighbors, and community members who are impacted by cancer, we choose this event as one of our signature charity events each year.

We've been a proud supporter since 2012, and offer our support in a variety of ways, including: 
  • hosting a water stop along the race route
  • sponsoring the annual Challenge - Gold Sponsor since 2014
  • having a Darling's team for the annual event 
  • hosting our own fundraising events (golf tournament, VIP tent pass sales at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, charity donation events)
  • having our Darling's Photo Booth and Darling's Ice Cream for a Cause truck at the Challenge
  • supporting employees who are volunteering and serving on the event's Leadership Committee
  • providing event transportation
  • offering volunteer assistance with race pre-registration and packet stuffing
2018 Volunteer of the Year (Lorilei Porter)
2018 Largest Team
2016 Corporate Champion
5 Years of Service on Leadership Committee
 Lorilei Porter - Marketing Manager  
Geoff Johnson - Darling's Chevy General Manager 
How Can I Participate?  
We welcome any and all team members, family members, customers, or community members to join the Darling's team each year for this important event in our community.  If you'd like to be put on the contact list for the 2023 team event registration, please sign up for our notification list to be the first to know!

How Can I Get More Information?
This event is typically planned for mid-August each year.  For more information, visit or find them on Facebook for more information on the ground-breaking, impactful, and important work that is being done on cancer research in our community.