On September 16, 2014 - 22 of H.O. Bouchard's employees, family members, and friends joined the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event on the Bangor Waterfront.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker to fulfill her dying sister, Susan Komen's, wish to end breast cancer. Today, it is the world's largest breast cancer organization, as well as the largest source of non-profit funds for research to end breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the donations raised by the Komen Maine Affiliate remain in the state and go toward funding education, screening, and treatment programs. The other twenty-five percent goes toward the Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant programs.
The community has always been important to all at H.O. Bouchard. Whether it is providing trucks and drivers for parades around the area or places for local high schools and middle schools to practice their sports on, HOB has always felt a certain responsibility to give back to the great community they are surrounded by every day.
Giving back provides a great deal of satisfaction for the folks at H.O. Bouchard. Recently, the company gave a very generous donation to the local Cancer Care of Maine facility going up in Brewer, ME, which was graciously appreciated and showed our support for making Maine a better place for all in the community.
We say thanks to Barry Sullivan for driving the truck in the Memorial Day Parade for the Bangor Band. We also gave a lowbed to Air National Guard to use for their "Family Support Program" float. Thanks again Barry for your help.
We had several trucks and volunteers in this year's parade. Mike Carr was pulling the Sabasticook Band, Ted Drew had the Cub Scouts, Rick Brooks hauled the Step-N-Time Cloggers, Barry Sullivan pulled the Bangor Band, Jason Bouchard drove Comstock Woodlands new truck #808 bobtail and Brent Theriault was driving "The Vault" Limo for Hollywood Custom Ride. H.O. Bouchard wishes to thank all the drivers and their families that participated in this year's paradeu2014. Thanks again!