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Kimberly Edgar of Allen Insurance and Financial poses with some of the hats and yarn donated through the company’s Chemo Caps for Kids program. Donations of yard and knitting time are always welcome.

Allen Insurance and Financial is pleased to announce its continued support for the Chemo Caps for Kids initiative sponsored by Commonwealth Cares Fund Inc., the 501(c)(3) charity founded by Allen’s Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer, Commonwealth Financial Network®. Chemo Caps for Kids provides hand-knit and crocheted hats to children undergoing cancer treatment.

Allen Insurance and Financial participates in the creation of these caps and invites the community to join the effort. Kimberly Edgar of Allen’s Camden office is coordinating the program locally.

Many of the Midcoast knitters who have helped have remained anonymous, so we can’t thank them publicly, said Edgar. But we can reach out to the knitting community, always so generous, and let them know we’d love their continued support. “

Anyone interested in donating yarn or knitting time to this project can call Kimberly Edgar at 236-4311. Allen Insurance and Financial has been involved in this program since 2014.

The Chemo Caps for Kids program has sent more than 10,000 caps to children’s hospitals across the U.S., with knitters in Maine and across the country using their talents to help kids who are in treatment. Some of hats from Maine have been distributed to hospitals in New England as well as to places such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Commonwealth Cares provides contributions of time, talent, and financial support to a wide range of philanthropic efforts aimed at relieving human suffering, promoting social and economic growth, and sustaining and protecting our planet’s resources. All operating and administrative expenses for Commonwealth Cares are borne by Commonwealth. One hundred percent of every dollar contributed goes directly to those in need.

Serving clients in Midcoast Maine and around the world since 1866, Allen Insurance and Financial is an employee-owned insurance, employee benefits, and financial services company with offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Southwest Harbor and Waterville. Call 800-439-4311. Online: AllenIF.com and on Facebook.

Allen Insurance  and Financial, 31 Chestnut St., Camden, 04843. 207-236-8376. Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed Insurance products and services are separate and not offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®.

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