Maine Cancer Foundation

We're Funding 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 fight against cancer in Maine.

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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.

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“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

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Starting Wednesday, October 15 at 6 a.m. we will start our annual ‘Q’s Cans for a Cure‘ at the Maine Mall!

For the past 12 years we have raised money to fight breast cancer. We are at it again with a goal of collecting a HALF A MILLION BOTTLES AND CANS! We turn those over to Clynk who then cuts us a big check. We give that money to the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Community Center. The MCF uses that money to find a cure for breast cancer and the CCC uses the money to help those affected by this terrible disease.

All the money stays right here in Maine.

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By Diane Adamo-Cassellius

This past Saturday, the 6th grade Scarborough youth football team dedicated their game in honor of the fight against breast cancer. The team, led by coaches Chuck Granger, Pete Gambardella, George Keim, Steve Lilley, and Mike McGarry is not only taught the basic skills of football, but their coaches believe that it is critical to teach young boys about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, compassion, and trust.