Next Step Check Presentation Rescheduled for Friday

The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, serving Washington and Hancock counties, will hold a check presentation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 21, at their office at 23 Broadway in Machias. 

The Maine Athletic Club has been raising funds for children affected by domestic violence in the state of Maine. On Friday, Mark LeClerc of the Maine Athletic Club will present a check to local teen, Gabriel, son of Katie Cabana. Cabana was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2008 while her three young children watched. Since her death, Gabe has raised money for Next Step in honor of his mother.

The Maine Athletic Club was made aware of Gabe's story and his efforts to help other children, and selected him for this award.