BELFAST — A benefit dinner Monday, Oct. 10, will kick off the 13th annual Joy to Be Bald campaign to support local people who are dealing with cancer.

This year, the dinner and a series of activities Oct. 16 will raise money to help Lisa Mosher, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and Pete Lovejoy, who has a rare form of liver cancer.

The dinner to support Mosher will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dockside Restaurant, 30 Main St. The menu includes pulled pork, mac & cheese and cornbread, takeout or eat in, for $15.

Mosher, the owner of Dockside Restaurant, is recovering from surgery and has just begun radiation treatment.

Pete is a student and accomplished athlete at Belfast Area High School. He was diagnosed in February with a rare form of liver disease called Hepatocellular Carcinoma. He has had five months of chemotherapy at Northern Light in Brewer and is currently receiving immunotherapy at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The second event on Sunday, Oct. 16, to support Pete, features a bake sale and homemade goods sale from 9 a.m. to noon, a walk-a-thon at 1 p.m. followed immediately by head shaving at 2 p.m., which will take place at Lori’s Café, 504 Belfast-Augusta Road, Liberty. Registration for the walk-a-thon begins at 12:30 p.m. and participants will leave from Lori’s Café, walking to Marshall Shores and returning.  This will be an outdoor event, featuring locally made pies, breads, whoopie pies, home canned goods and much more.

Donations of home-canned and baked goods are requested for the bake sale and can be dropped off any time at Lori’s Cafe. Bakers are asked to bring their home-baked contributions the morning of Oct. 16 before 10 o’clock.

What began in 2010 as a dare between Café owner Lori Mayer and a patron, who offered to donate money to a mutual friend if Mayer agreed to shave her head, has grown into an annual event to offer financial assistance to local people battling cancer. The event still bears the name of the original recipient and dear friend, Joy Mehuren, who succumbed to lung cancer in 2011.

Additional details and information can be found on facebook at, via email,, or by phone, Lori Mayer, 589-4141, or Sue Totman, 322-2567.