We're Funding the Fight

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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Double Your Impact on Cancer With A Challenge Match

Hi everyone,

We're starting off our fall fundraising drive with a unique and exciting challenge: a local family will double the amount we raise this month, up to $20,000! 

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It looks like winter is finally here... but it it's not all bad! Here's a fun craft project to show your support for a friend or family member dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

These paper snowflake designs are easy to make and bring a little beauty to any holiday display!


Step 1. 
Download and print out the "snowflake" template.


Step 2. 
Trim the paper to a square and crease it top-bottom and left-right.


Step 3. 
Fold in half.

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In the wake of last month's shocking news story about United Mid-Coast Charities' $3.8 million fraud case, we want to give you these five simple tips to help review your favorite nonprofit organization:

1. Check, Please

Every legitimate charity should provide you with a receipt for your gift, either by email or (preferably) through the postal service. For large organizations, turn around can take a few weeks, so don't panic. A proper receipt should include the amount of your gift, the date of the gift, organization's mailing address and tax ID. It would be nice if they say "thank you" too. 

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Our sincere thanks to the Tee Time for Maine Cancer Golf Tournament committee for their generosity and dedication in raising $38,500 through their charity tournament at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunk, Maine.

(Pictured right: "The eighth hole at Cape Arundel" Based on a watercolor painting by Lee Wybranski)