CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (January 24, 2023) – TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced today that Valo has been selected as the beneficiary of the 25th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Based in Yarmouth, Maine, Valo’s work guides teens to cultivate emotional wellbeing. Through their transformational retreats and school programs, Valo creates a space where teens from a cross-section of communities come together to forge meaningful connections.
“Valo’s unique approach is making a difference in the lives of Maine teens and, in turn, communities across the state,” said TD Bank, Maine Market President Larry Wold. “The organization’s focus on inclusivity and on fostering growth and connection for teens in our communities aligns with TD’s values, and we are delighted to name them this year’s beneficiary of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K.”
Valo will receive $30,000 from TD Bank and further benefit from fundraising activities, including the race’s charity bib program, as well as increased awareness through its association with one of Maine’s premier sporting events. The 2022 Beneficiary, The Cromwell Center, received more than $87,000 from the event.
“We are honored that TD Bank and the TD Beach to Beacon 10K have selected us as their beneficiary for 2023,” said Dana Anderson, Executive Director of Valo. “This will be an enormous boost as we expand our programs to reach more Maine teens and continue to impact the emotional wellbeing of youth across the state.”
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Valo is a nonprofit organization taking a proactive approach to cultivate emotional wellbeing in Maine teens. During its weekend retreats, school programs, and workshops, Valo’s experienced guides help teens foster a connection to self and others, empathy and understanding, as well as a sense of belonging and mattering. Valo teens emerge emotionally resilient, ready to meet a changing world.
About the TD Beach to Beacon 10K
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K draws runners from New England and throughout the world to picturesque Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The race begins on Route 77 near the Crescent Beach State Park entrance, winds along tree-lined streets and past breathtaking ocean vistas and ends in Fort Williams Park at historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.
In 2022, the 24th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K included 5,346 runners from nine countries, 42 states, and almost 260 Maine cities and towns. Thousands of spectators cheered runners along the route and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers helped ensure a smooth operation. In 2021, more than 2,000 runners participated in the first-ever Virtual TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
More than $90,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers and place winners in various categories for men and women, and a separate $30,000 donation is provided to a designated beneficiary each year by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.
With its combined focus on sustainability and charitable donations, the TDB2B10K exemplifies TD Bank’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through The Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental well-being, and health, and increases opportunities for people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Through this platform, TD Bank aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow—helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals.
The iconic event is managed by DMSE Sports of Woburn, Massachusetts. Along with the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, DMSE assists the B.A.A. with managing the Boston Marathon and other high-profile sports events.
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Auto Finance, a division of TD Bank, N.A., offers vehicle financing and dealer commercial services. TD Bank and its subsidiaries also offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.td.com/us. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US and www.twitter.com/TDNews_US.
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