Maine Cancer Foundation

We Fund the Fight Against Cancer in Maine.

Since 1976 Maine Cancer Foundation has worked diligently to provide grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs here in our state.  Whether you choose to make a one-time gift or a lasting endowment, you can be confident that your donation is directed to effective organizations leading the effort to fight cancer in Maine.

Latest News:

Posted on:
04/16/2014

A quick reminder for all the participants in the  Tri for a Cure, the drop-out deadline is May 1st!

If you have decided to withdraw from the event, please contact the Maine Cancer Foundation office at triforacure@mainecancer.org or (207) 773-2533. Please let us know as soon as possible, there is still a waiting list of women hoping for a spot!

All participants who have not withdrawn before May 1st are required to meet the $350 fundraising minimum by July 17th. 


Posted on:
04/14/2014

Thank you to everyone who bid on the pink trooper plates, raising more than $35,000 to help support the fight against cancer in Maine! 

We also owe a special debt of gratitude to Sgt. Michael Edes, president of the Maine State Trooper's Association, for creating this idea and bringing the Maine State Troopers on board. Thank you! 

The final plate in the auction series, the #1 plate belonging to State Trooper Colonel Robert Williams, was sold for a whopping $900 to a man from Scarborough, Maine. We appreciate all the bids on this unique police plate and your continued charitable support of our cause. 

Thank you everyone!


Posted on:
04/10/2014

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 spring grant awards. Maine Cancer Foundation awards grants three times a year, once for cancer research projects and twice for cancer education and patient support efforts. 

Our spring grant release is focused on education and patient support efforts, with $177,511 distributed to 10 Maine organizations. 

Our 2014 Spring grantees are:


Posted on:
04/10/2014

The final Maine State Trooper "Pink Plate" will be auctioned off this Friday!

This is a chance to own a unique piece of history and contribute to the fight against cancer here in Maine!

Auction Site: http://www.ebay.com/usr/mainecancerfoundation


Posted on:
04/08/2014

Greater Portland Women's Ice Hockey played a fundraiser game for the Tri for a Cure and Maine Cancer Foundation on Saturday, March 29th at North Yarmouth Academy.  Donations of $680 were placed on tri athlete donation pages including on cancer survivor Lynne Gawtry's page.  This ice hockey group is planning another fundraiser game in June.  Bonnie and Celena Redzinak, mother and daughter, are shown and both plan on completing the tri individually.  Tri for a Cure!