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.

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This is a first for us- congratulations to Laura Hoops and Rocco Risbara!

The couple became engaged shortly after Laura crossed the finish line at the 7th annual Tri for a Cure!

Woo woo!

View more photos from the Tri for a Cure

Watch a video clip of Laura from WMTW Channel 8

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These cards collected by Town & Country Federal Credit Union at the Tri for a Cure expo were too beautiful to throw out- we will be displaying them in the Maine Cancer Foundation lobby for a few months. Stop by and see!

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Congratulations to everyone for such a wonderful day!

Top Survivor Wave finishers:

1. Heidi Watson
2. Terrie Hoops
3. Erin Pond Friedland

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Falmouth, Maine. Seven research scientists in Maine were awarded a combined $839,000 on July 19th, to support their work studying the origins and cures of cancer. The announcement was made at a formal gala kicking off the "Tri for a Cure", one of Maine's largest fundraising events.


"We could not be more pleased to support this work," said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. "The grant funding we award tonight will go toward studying breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia and brain cancer.


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Bar Harbor, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation was honored at the 85th Annual Discovery Days dinner and presented with the "Champion" Award, in recognition of the more than $1.8 million in grants provided to researchers at The Jackson Laboratory.

More than 24 individual grants, ranging from $50,000 - $200,000 have been distributed to JAX scientists for a variety of studies including research into the origins and treatments of brain, breast, lung and ovarian cancers, as well as leukemia and lymphoma.

The Foundation's largest grant to a JAX researcher so far was awarded in 2013 to Dr. Carol Bult in support of the Maine Triple Negative Breast Cancer Project.