Leading Maine in the Fight Against Cancer

Let's Cut Cancer in Maine: 20% by 2020!

Cancer rates in Maine are significantly higher than the national average. We care deeply about the quality of life in Maine, and we are launching a 5-year, statewide effort to improve cancer prevention, screening and survival rates.

You can help: your contribution to support Challenge Cancer 20|20 will help prevent thousands of needless cancer deaths and help lead Maine toward a cancer-free future!

Learn More About Challenge Cancer 20|20

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Supports Challenge Cancer 2020 every month and becomes the official television partner of Tri For A Cure and Twilight 5K for 5 more years.
PORTLAND, ME (November 24, 2015) – Maine‘s fight against cancer continues and Channel 8 WMTW is not backing down from the challenge.  On the heels of a successful 8 year partnership with Maine Cancer Foundation, Channel 8 WMTW signs on for another 5 years to serve as the official television partner for the race series and Challenge Cancer: 2020.
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We deeply appreciate your continued support for the fight against cancer. We're kicking off our annual funding drive with an exciting campaign: Challenge Cancer 2020:

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Mark your calendars! The the 18th annual Mary's Walk and Kerrymen 5K are back on Sunday, March 20th in downtown Saco.

Earlybird registration for walkers, runners and teams is now open. Claim your spot before January 1st, and receive a free "Mary's Walk" shirt!

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I have a shorter post than usual this month because the story is simple:

Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer death in Maine.

I'll say it again: tobacco is the leading cause of cancer death in Maine.

Lung cancer rates in Maine are consistently and significantly higher than the U.S. average, and not just a little higher: 30% higher.