Hugs From Hayley 5K

Sun September 23, 2018 Saco, ME 04072 US Directions



10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

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Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge
68 Ocean Park Rd.
Saco, ME US 04072


In 2008, Hayley Desjardins was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow failure disease called Aplastic Anemia. The Biddeford/Saco Elks hosted the First Annual Hugs For Hayley 5k Run and Fun Walk as a way to raise money for Hayley and her family. This was a very successful event.

Hayley received several treatments for her illness, had many hospitalizations, and received numerous blood and platelet transfusions under care from the doctors with Maine Children's Cancer Program. And now we are happy to report that Hayley is doing FANTASTIC!

In 2009, Hayley's family and the Biddeford/Saco Elks held the 2nd Annual Hugs From Hayley 5k Race and Fun Walk, with all proceeds to benefit Maine Children's Cancer Program. The 5K has been held annually since 2009 and over $100,000 has been raised and donated to MCCP!!

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