A team of young adults completing a 300-mile relay run to support those affected by cancer in Maine, June 2022.
This 7-day relay run, June of 2022, is an adventure that builds young adult leaders around New England to step outside their comfort zone, push their limits, and support those affected by cancer.
The 2022 Eastern Trek for Cancer marks its eighth year of changing lives in the cancer community, one step at a time.
During this 300-mile relay run, Trekkers will submerge themselves in the communities they run through. During stops at cancer centers and hospitality homes, and serving community dinners the team pushes beyond the road to engage in CBF’s mission.
Each runner pledges to raise $2,500 through their network of friends, family, and supporters for this journey and mission. Since the first Trek in 2015, ETC runners have raised over $160,000 to build a community of support for those affected by cancer in eastern Maine.
Leave your footprints along 300 miles of scenic New England roads, weaving through small towns and big cities. You have a hand in deciding the 2022 route!
-Portland, ME to New York, NY
-Bangor, ME to Burlington, VT
-Bar Harbor, ME to Boston, MA
Meet other young adults and college students from the northeast and build new friendships, leadership skills, and memories to last a lifetime.
SERVICE & FUNDRAISING
During the Trek, you and your team will play a hands-on role in the CBF mission. You’ll visit cancer centers, hospitality homes, serve community dinners, and collectively raise $30,000+ for the Christine B. Foundation.
Each runner pledges to raise $2,500 through the months leading up to the event. The Christine B. Foundation and your teammates will be here with you every step of the way to help with ideas, tips, and ways for you to surpass your fundraising goal!
The 2022 team will be made up of 15 runners from around the northeast.
Once the team determines the 2022 route, service events, roads/turn-by-turn routes, host sites, etc. will be planned out as a team.
Leadership roles such as team captain, service coordinator, etc. will be held by runners, to help make the event unique to your team.
Lodging might range from hotel/motel accommodations to stays within ETC alumni homes to team camping.
By hitting the $2,500 runner fundraising commitment, there will be no expense for runners during the event.
The 2022 registration is now open!
–Click Here to complete the online application form
-Your application will be reviewed and a phone/zoom interview will be scheduled if selected
-Once selected to the 2022 team, a welcome committee will follow with a registration form, fundraising page, etc.
A final route and event date will be confirmed in November
THE CBF HISTORY & MISSION
The Christine B. Foundation is a Bangor, ME-based nonprofit, building a community of support for those affected by cancer.
Christine was a loving mother, wife, sister, volunteer, and friend to many when she lost her life to stomach cancer, at the age of 47, in 2008. CBF founder and Christine’s son, Matt Dexter, learned that cancer was (and remains) the leading cause of death in Maine. With that staggering statistic and a lived experience, he started CBF as a University of Maine student in 2014 and hasn’t looked back.
100% of programs are offered at no cost to patients with cancer, survivors, and their families across eastern Maine. In 2020, thanks to donors and fundraising events like the Trek, 1300 Mainers were supported with CBF services, across 240 towns.
CBF offers nutrition assistance, cancer navigation services, educational conferences, and much more.