Michele Baldwin lost her life to cervical cancer. Before her death, she traveled to India to spread the word about the power of prevention. Filmmakers chronicled her last few months of life to bring the message of hope to men and women across the world. Cervical and certain head and neck cancers are preventable with HPV vaccinations and screening. Take 15 minutes to watch the powerful documentary below.
For the month of June, Maine Cancer Foundation is discussing human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Did you know screening tests can find abnormal cells before they turn into cancer? Check out the fun and simple infographic below from our friends at the CDC.
Maine Cancer Foundation Board Member Dana Lesniak spends her day job as Project Manager at Portland Webworks. In addition to serving on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, she is a participant in the Tri for a Cure. Dana has raised thousands of dollars for cancer prevention and early detection, screening, and access to care, for Mainers across the state.
On May 18, Maine Cancer Foundation held our Challenge Cancer 2020 Conference. Over 100 of our peers joined the full day conference. Together we examined the current state of cancer in Maine, discussed Maine's Impact Cancer Network's community plan, and hosted three poignant speakers who shared their unique experiences with cancer. The day closed with goals for the next twelve months to continue reducing the burden of cancer on our families, friends, and neighbors.
Miss the conference, but want more information? Maine Public Health Association is hosting Maine’s Impact Cancer Network (the Cancer Network), a collective impact initiative focused on reducing the high rates of cancer in Maine, in a FREE WEBINAR on Thursday, May 25th from 12p-1p to present their community plan to reduce cancer in the state.
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