We are Relay for Life Team based out of Brewer Maine. We are inspired and named after Ellen Openshaw. Our Team is made up mostly of her Children, and Grand children. Ellen has been fighting Cancer for a few years now and we raise money and walk to honor her courage.



Local Business and Republican Organization ‘pay it forward’
Bangor, Maine, Jan. 16th 2012

The Bangor Republican Committee will officially unveil its newly designed web site in a ‘kick off’ celebration on Jan. 18th at the Sea Dog Brewing Company. The new site was donated by VSConnect, a local web design and hosting company which specializes in social media integration and mobile app development. VSConnect has graciously donated the funds received from the Committee for the website to a local Relay for Life Team, Oteam.org, based in Brewer, Maine.

The new website is looking to attract the next generation of local republicans who are currently using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. “The youth who are drawn to political activism, campaigns and organizing are already heavily involved in social media and it is time for the BRC to join them” says Bryan Daugherty, Lead Developer of VSConnect. “By fully integrating these social media platforms within the design, it will allow the Committee to engage their followers, share their ideals, goals, accomplishments and turn digital followers into real-world volunteers.

Other features include a 10 question community survey, access to voter registration forms, as well as general information on the committee, the party and the candidates that they endorse. Bangor Republicans young and old are encouraged to participate on the new website which will help to unify the parties void in online activism.

The donation will be accepted by Oteam.org Captain and cancer fighter Mike Openshaw who has been battling with metastatic pheochromocytoma, an extremely rare form of neuroendocrine cancer. Over the past two years his family, friends and supporters have been raising awareness and accepting donations to help find a cure. Just recently Mike’s daughters raised $4,600 for cancer and cystic fibrosis research collected by handing out free hot cocoa to motorists passing their Bowdoin Drive home while looking at Christmas lights.

VSConnect is an affordable web design and hosting company with direct experience in online branding, marketing and promotion. For more information on VSConnect, visit their website at VSConnect.mobi and discover how your business or organization could benefit from their services.