We are very excited to announce that our official Media Sponsor WMTW Channel 8 will be on site and broadcasting the entire Tri for a Cure LIVE on Sunday, July 17 from 5 AM to 10AM.
Tell your friends to tune in LIVE on Sunday morning and watch you Tri for a Cure! Live streaming will also be available on Facebook. #triforacure
The Portland City Council gave unanimous approval on Monday night to a new proposal by the Health and Human Services Committee that will raise the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age.
"We applaud this move by the Portland City Council," said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. "Maine has one of the highest rates of lung cancer death in the country, and tobacco use accounts for nearly half of all cancer deaths in our state. We share a deep commitment to reducing tobacco use in our state, especially among young people."
An interview with David Libby, President & CEO, Town & Country Federal Credit Union
(Left to right: David Libby, President & CEO, Linda Halleran, PR & Communications Manager)
MCF: Hi David, thanks for talking with us today.
DAVID: Glad to be here.
We are accepting grant applications from now until July 22nd to fund additional Cancer Patient Navigators in Maine with grant awards up to $164,000 over a three year period.
Maine-based cancer programs are encouraged to apply for grant funding to create or expand patient navigator positions. Patient Navigators are equipped to guide cancer patients through their individual journey in the cancer treatment process and to make sure each person receives the highest quality care. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on July 22, 2016.
The Mary's Walk Committee met at the home of committee chairman Gene Libby on Saturday to present a check with this year's proceeds to Tara Hill, executive director of Maine Cancer Foundation.
Gail and Dean Wolfahrt were also presented with a special plaque honoring their many years of dedication to Mary's Walk. The check presented to Maine Cancer Foundation totaled $240,700. This brings our 18-year running total to $2,767,892, all dedicated to fighting cancer here in Maine. Quite amazing!
(Pictured left to right: Gail Wolfahrt, Gene Libby, Dean Wolfahrt)
On behalf of Maine Cancer Foundation and the many thousands of individuals across our state suffering from cancer, I want to thank you for your generous support at the Twilight 5K.
Last Thursday, we welcomed over 1,000 passionate individuals to the Twilight 5K and together we raised more than $123,448 to keep the fight against cancer in Maine going strong.
Portland, Maine. The Milad B. Tri for a Cure Pickleball Tournament, named in honor of Milad Bozorgnia, welcomed 54 players to the center court at Deering High School on June 4th. The group beat their previous fundraising record, with more than $3,000 collected to support the Tri for a Cure and Maine Cancer Foundation.
"Cancer has affected so many of us in very personal ways," said Denise Reynolds, tournament organizer. "We are grateful to the many people who came together for this cause, to raise funds for a wonderful organization committed to decreasing the incidence of cancer in Maine."
It's always fun to find out that our support materials are helpful - and award-winning!
A special thank-you to the kind folks at Burgess Advertising & Marketing who design our annual Triathlete guide. We just learned that last year's guide won a Golden Arrow Award from the Maine Public Relations Council.