Skin Cancer Educational Campaign

 

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, accounting for nearly half of all cancers. The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma. The incidence rate in Cumberland County (27%) exceeds that of the state (22%). Melanoma is highly curable if detected early.

Cumberland County Healthy Maine Partnerships will conduct a wide-scale educational campaign with updated materials, sun screen samples, UV bead bands and more distributed at various summer events including a Sea Dogs game, the Cumberland Fair, Farmer’s Markets, recreation departments and summer camps. Over 200,000 people live in the service area of Healthy Maine Partnerships Lakes, Rivers, Portland and Casco Bay.

Maine
Organization: 
Healthy Maine Partnerships: Cumberland County
Grant Amount Given: 
$8,000
Year Issued: 
2010
Period: 
Spring
Grant Category: 
Education
Types of Cancer: 
Melanoma
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2010 Skin Cancer Educational Campaign $8,000 Education Healthy Maine Partnerships: Cumberland County