Police employee is on the run

Lori Bartlett

BAR HARBOR — A police dispatcher here is on the run. Lori Bartlett plans to compete in the famous Boston Marathon in several weeks to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

She is one of a handful of Mainers scheduled to compete in the 26.3-mile race – one of the oldest and most prestigious marathons in the U.S. Just one other Mount Desert Island resident, Suzanne Bracy from Southwest Harbor, is listed as a competitor.

“Cancer affects so many people,” said Bartlett. “Everyone has a family member or a close friend who is affected by it.” She dedicates her efforts to her late grandfather, Fred Siegwarth, who passed away from colon cancer more than a decade ago.

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Blake Davis

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter Blake Davis covered sports and maritime events. He is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.

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