Energy 4 Life
The Ware Family, owners of Maritime Energy, started the Energy 4 Life program to help local families dealing with cancer. Energy 4 Life was started by the late Karen Ware, her daughter and 3rd generation of Maritime Susan W. Page and the Ware Family.
"My Mom had the zest for life, "Energy 4 Life", and she wanted to help others and to help find cures, so hopefully one day other families wouldn't have to experience what we did, says Susan W. Page. It was important for us to show our support for the people who are fighting this horrible disease and in memory of the ones near and dear to our hearts who we have lost."
Due to the success of the program and the growing community need, it was decided to formalize Energy 4 Life as a 501c3. 100% of the money goes to help those fighting cancer and stays in the State of Maine.
Money is raised through Maritime Energy/Farms annual golf tournament, the addition of Karen's Run/Walk which was started in 2012 and private donations. 100% of the money has gone to help local families and to the Maine Cancer Foundation directed towards cancer research.
"It feels so good to be able to help others and to try to make a positive impact in people's lives who are fighting cancer. We understand what they are going through. Due to privacy reasons, we keep our donations confidential, but I can say we have done things such as helping to build a handicap accessible home ramp, paid electric bills, given fruit baskets, etc. It's not always someone who needs financial assistance, but to do something nice to show we care and we are thinking of them as they are battling cancer. Now that we are a 501c3 we hope people will consider us for their charitable donations as the donation is 100% tax deductible and 100% of their money stays in the State of Maine and goes to help others locally. There is no shortage of need and we hope we can do more," says Susan.
Since it’s inception, Energy 4 Life has raised over $100,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.