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Posted on:
11/04/2014

 

Cancer is the #1 killer of Mainers. Every year more than 9,000 Maine residents are diagnosed with cancer, and about 3,000 of them die.  Chances are that you know some of the victims.

We need better ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer – and eventually to prevent it.  A new Center for Biometric Analysis would give scientists important new tools for understanding human disease. The new facility would combine technicians, technology and operational capacity in a way that has not previously been possible in Maine.

Posted on:
10/31/2014

Create a Better Future for the Women in Our Lives
 
226,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and they deserve our full support. Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making a donation to the Women’s Cancer Fund at Maine Cancer Foundation.

Recommended Screening Guidelines:

Age 40: Yearly mammograms + Clinical Breast Exam
Age 20-30: Clinical breast exams every 3 years

Posted on:
10/18/2014

“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm

Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME

Posted on:
09/29/2014

Posted on:
09/28/2014

Yarmouth, Maine.
Tim’s Run
is a 5K Run / Walk in memory of Timothy J. Flaherty. Tim was a true family man. A loving husband, father, grandfather,best buddy, vegetable gardener, outdoorsman, and a 33-year career as a Portland Firefighter… and a runner. Tim passed away August 30, 2011 at only 63 years old following a courageous fight against Myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer that is now being linked, among other particular cancers, to firefighters. Although we all lost Tim on this day, we feel like we have never lost his spirit.

Register for Time's Run!

Posted on:
09/27/2014

Register for Karen's Walk 

Rockland, Maine. The 3rd Annual Karen's Walk is back on September 27th for a fun 5K Run/Walk along the Midcoast in beautiful Rockland, Maine!

Proceeds to go to The Maine Cancer Foundation directed towards clinical research which is what is needed for cures to be discovered and to the "Energy 4 Life" program which helps those locally dealing with cancer in memory of Karen Ware. The money stays in the State of Maine.

Posted on:
09/24/2014
Falmouth, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 op-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
 
Posted on:
08/05/2014

Dedication Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, August 10th at  10am.

by Kayla J. Collins kayla@keepmecurrent.com

SACO - A 2-mile section of the Eastern Trail that runs from Clark Street behind Thornton Academy to the trail kiosk on Route 1 by Hannaford is being dedicated by the city of Saco to Mary Kerry Libby, for which the annual Mary’s Walk is named.

“We’re dedicating a piece of the trail and naming it ‘Mary’s Walk’ so that Mary Libby will always be in the thoughts and prayers of the people who use the trail 365 days a year, rather than just on one day,” said Saco’s Mayor Don Pilon, referring to the annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K, which was held March 16.

Posted on:
08/05/2014

Maine Cancer Foundation teamed up with WMTW Channel 8 and Town & Country Federal Credit Union to welcome 25 members of #TeamAsh at last Friday's Sea Dogs game in Portland. TeamASH was the #1 fundraising team of this year's Twilight 5K race. Great job #TeamASH! Thank you!

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