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Androscoggin Bank sponsors Independence Association’s Run for Independence

Androscoggin Bank has announced that it is the platinum sponsor of the Independence Association’s third annual Run for Independence, Maine’s only run focused on people with disabilities. The run will be held May 17 at Brunswick Junior High School in Brunswick and is the first 10K in Maine to include a para-athletes wheeled division. Androscoggin Bank has committed to a three-year sponsorship of the annual event.

The Run for Independence is a community event focused on “celebrating ability” while raising awareness and encouraging inclusivity. Proceeds from the race will support Independence Association employment service programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Dennis St. Pierre, Independence Association executive director, said, “This is the first of its kind 10k in Maine for individuals with disabilities. This race is designed to allow anyone with any kind of disability to enjoy participating in an event as complete equals.”

Melissa Rock, Androscoggin Bank vice president of marketing and client relations, said, “It is our privilege to partner with the Independence Association to support their great programs for Mainers with disabilities. The Run for Independence is a chance for the bank’s employees to team up and make a big impact in our community. We not only want to help the Independence Association raise funds, but more importantly, we want to help them bring greater awareness of their programs for people with disabilities. It is our honor to sponsor this exciting event.”

The event includes a 10K wheel division, 10k run, 5k run and 1-mile kids fun run. To register or learn more about participation (as an individual or as a team) or sponsorship opportunities, see or contact St. Pierre at 514-3885


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