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The Red Sox Foundation is giving away $10,000 to one charity in each New England state. Help us make an even bigger impact on cancer by voting for Maine Cancer Foundation!

Two minutes could help win $10,000 for Maine!

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Everyone knows cancer is a life-altering experience, but not everyone is aware of the staggering cost of cancer. Individuals and nations both struggle with the financial repercussions of fighting cancer. There is an excellent report from National Public Radio's "Living Cancer" series that digs deeper into some of the unexpected costs of cancer. Here's seven quick facts about cancer costs that might surprise you:

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Spring is in full swing, and we're getting serious about the Tri for a Cure over here at the MCF office. Here's a couple of things to keep in mind as you plan out your summer:

Deadline for Teams! (May 1)

(You complete me... ❤ ❤ ❤Don't forget: the deadline to register your split-leg teams is May 1st! We can't accept any additional registrations after that date. Let's sign 'em up.

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This summer we have partnered with Maine-based sportswear company Atayne to provide unique apparel items for our Triathletes. All items are made using non-toxic dyes and as much recycled material as possible. A percentage of each purchase will be used to support the Tri for a Cure.

Visit the Atayne online store.

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"I was lucky when I was diagnosed."

"Like all cancer survivors, the reason I am called a survivor is pretty simple. Someone I have never met participated in a walk that I have never heard of somewhere in this world that I will probably never visit. That money went to a doctor that I will never know, who decided to use that money to cure my cancer. I was lucky."

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The Libby and Kerry families, the Mary's Walk Committee and all our volunteers join the Maine Cancer Foundation in thanking all of our participants, supporters and businesses for another fabulous outcome.

With your help we have raised close to $280,000 to support Maine based cancer research and patient support programs. It is truly a team and community wide effort in the fight against cancer.

Every dollar advances the cause; every step moves us closer to a cure through research. Please join us next year for the 18th Mary's Walk and Kerrymen 5K. Slancha!

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Starting Monday night on PBS: "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" a documentary based on the award-winning book. We strongly recommend this series to anyone interesting in learning about the history- and future of cancer in our world. 



Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Begins Monday, March 30, 09:00 pm on Maine Public Broadcasting Network

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Our special thanks to Stephanie Leonhartt, the winner of our St. Patrick's Day email rally. Stephanie sent out an amazing 238 emails trying to raise donations for Mary's Walk. Great job Stephanie, we really appreciate your effort. 

Check out Stephanie's page on Mary's Walk

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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’re giving away a lucky Shamrock Sea Bag to the participant who sends the most fundraising emails on St. Patrick’s Day!

How to play:

1. Login to your personal fundraising page on the Mary’s Walk/Kerrymen 5K website.