Hancock County Businesses Think Pink 

Think pink. That’s what some businesses in Hancock County are doing.If you test drive a car or buy a newspaper, you’re helping out.Meghan Hayward explains.October is breast cancer awareness month.Some businesses in Hancock County are doing their part to get the word out…For the second year, Stanley Subaru in Trenton is supporting the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s breast clinic.”For every repair order that we write for the month of October, if the guest wears anything pink, we will make a dollar donation in their name for that repair order. We also offer the opportunity to take a test drive, no obligation necessary. Quick presentation, test drive the product and we’ll make a ten dollar donation.”They also have pink scooters for sale. If somebody purchases one, they will donate a thousand dollars.Owner, Mark Politte, says they’re happy to help.”Well it’s a good cause to start with and my family like so many families have been affected by breast cancer. It’s something that is treatable in most cases if detected early and awareness seems to be a big part of the cure.”Stanley Subaru raised five hundred dollars last year. They hope to double that this year.”It takes a village on anything like this and the hospital does a great job trying to promote it. We’re working in conjunction with them to try and spread the message.”Another business that’s on board, The Ellsworth American.Their readers may have been surprised to find a pink newspaper delivered.”People are wild for it. We’re donating ten percent of all the revenue from the advertising sales and ten cents of every newsstand copy purchased toward the three area breast clinics in Hancock County.”General Manager, Terry Carlisle, says it’s been a popular edition.”I’ve heard that we’re flying off the newsstand. Which is what we like. Advertising revenue is up. People have really embraced the idea. It’s a fun way to contribute to a good cause.”To wrap up the month, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth is offering free mammograms on October 28th.There are some restrictions to the free mammogram. For more information you can call the breast clinic at 664-5492.