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Mary's Firemen for a Cure

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Celebrating 20 Years

Join us for the 20th Annual Mary's Firemen for a Cure™ at Lost Valley in Auburn on March 2, 2024.


Since 2004, Mary's Firemen has raised over $300,000 for breast cancer patients in Maine and to raise awareness of this deadly disease. Mary and Wayne Allen started "Firemen for a Cure" at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Maine to give firefighters the opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer. Mary was a long-time employee at Shawnee Peak and had been fighting breast cancer for nearly 10 years. Wayne is a volunteer firefighter in North Bridgton. Unfortunately, Mary lost her courageous battle in 2005, but Wayne and her three adult-children, Christine, David and Ryan Soutter renamed the event, "Mary's Firemen for a Cure" in 2006 and have been holding the event in memory of Mary. 

This year's event features races between departments from all over northern New England. Teams of four firefighters will race down a slalom course in full turnout gear while carrying a 50ft length of hose. In addition to the races, there will be kids' events, raffles, a 50/50 and a live auction. All proceeds will benefit the Dempsey Center, which provides personalized and comprehensive cancer care at no cost to anyone impacted by cancer.


  • Team Captains will register a team for $150 (Fee includes 4 day/night lift tickets, t-shirt and chili lunch)
    • Choose your team type: Firefighters or Ski Patrol
      • Firefighter Teams are made up of four firefighters or EMTs in full turnout gear carrying a 50ft length of hose down a modified slalom course. 

      • Ski Patrol Teams are made up of four ski patrol from area ski resorts in uniform and carrying a 50ft length of snowmaking hose down a modified slalom course. 

    • Enter your team name and your team fundraising goal. 
    • Add your Team Members:
      • ​If you already know who your team of 4 will be, you may register them all at the same time. Please note: you will need their email address to complete the registration.
      • If you don't know who your team will be, you can opt to register them later OR give them an invitation to join your team so they can register themselves.
    • START FUNDRASISING! Teams are encouraged to raise money because for each $100 raised, one second is taken off the team's fastest race time!

PLEASE NOTE: Although teams may register day of to participate, Firefighter and Ski Patrol Teams are encouraged to register in advance by February 23, 2024 to assist with planning for this incredible event! Teams may also register now and pay as late as race day.

Discounted lift tickets are also available for family members of racers! 
Questions? Email Dave Soutter at [email protected].



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