The idea for Ben’s Fight, and Run 4 the Fight, was born out of the humbled beginnings of a family lifted up by their community in their fight against cancer. That fight is not over, but it has ignited a fierce desire to help others battling this disease.
In the words of Winston Churchill, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”, so Dig Deep and Fight!
When Ben was first diagnosed with cancer, we didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Fortunately for us, while we were busy dealing with the onslaught of information, friends, family, and perfect strangers in our community were rallying behind us. The outpouring of support was overwhelming and the idea for a community event was born. It was a way to bring everyone together, to show our children how important community is, and why it’s important to help one another.
We are proud of the reputation Ben’s Fight and Run 4 the Fight has earned in such a short time. With your continued support, we can make this year, and each year, bigger and better! It is our mission to have communities fighting together to support local families dealing with cancer. In order to better pursue that goal, Ben’s Fight, Inc. is now a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We know, firsthand, the devastation, mix of raw emotions, and the financial stress that come with such a strong diagnosis. With the hard work and dedication of some amazing people in this community, it is the hope that this event will provide support to our local families on several levels.
a celebration of physical fitness,
the beauty of Kennebunk,
and the importance of community