Lyman Orchards donates $32,890 to Cancer Society

Lyman Orchards is pleased to announce a $32,890 donation to the American Cancer Society using a portion of the proceeds from its 2021 corn maze, an annual event that attracts families across New England. 

Since opening the corn maze in 2000, Lyman Orchards has donated a portion of admission fees every year to the American Cancer Society—reflecting a grand total of nearly $700,000.

“The American Cancer Society looks out for all of us in the fight against cancer,” Lyman Orchards Executive Vice President John Lyman stated. “It’s a great honor to have a role in contributing to the Society’s innovative and pioneering research—and it’s no exaggeration to say that those efforts help save lives nationwide.”

Alexis Maliga, director of development at the American Cancer Society of Connecticut, said, “These critical funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack all cancers in countless ways—funding and conducting breakthrough research, providing education and advocating for the needs of cancer patients and their families, and providing essential services throughout their cancer journey. We are grateful to have Lyman Orchards as an amazing community partner.”

Lyman Orchards plays an active, ongoing role in supporting the local community and numerous charitable causes. For example, an additional $4,407 in proceeds from the 2021 corn maze was donated to charities that provided volunteers to serve as “Corn Cops” to help people navigate their way through the exhibit. These charities included the Sheehan High School MPA ($1,625), the Middlefield Lions Club ($2,119) and the Coginchaug Regional High School French Honor Society ($663).

Also, Lyman Orchards donated 50 cents of every 2021 corn maze ticket sold to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, for a total of $16,445.

The 2022 corn maze will open Sept. 3 and run through Nov. 6.

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