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WEX President and CEO Melissa Smith announces gift at the 2015 Tri for a Cure Opening Ceremony

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 27, 2015-- WEX  (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that it will continue serving as the Presenting Sponsor of the Tri for a Cure for Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF), a statewide source of cancer grant funding, through 2018.

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Tri for a cure July 26th 2015 from Steve Girard/XtremeAerialView on Vimeo.

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Our sincere thanks to Steve Girard and XtremeAerialView for providing this beautiful aerial footage of the race. You can see more of this great work at

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(Above: Jay Collins Announces Challenge Cancer 2020 plan at the McKernan Center.)

South Portland, Maine.  An ambitious new plan to cut Maine’s cancer rates 20% by the year 2020 was announced on Wednesday by Jay Collins, Maine Cancer Foundation Board Member and VP, International Operational Execution at WEX Inc.

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Congratulations to everyone for such a wonderful job meeting your fundraising goals! In particular, we need to recognize this year's Top Ten Fundraisers:

  1. Dana Lesniak
  2. Linda Banks
  3. Emily Campobasso
  4. Tracy Landeryou
  5. Deborah Maines
  6. Meredith Strang Burgess
  7. Carrie Gregor
  8. Melissa Fowler
  9. Deborah Giroux
  10. Sarah Fortin

These amazing ladies raised a combined total of $115,724.00!*

Thank you! We'll see you at the Tri for a Cure!

*Totals calculated as of 5pm est on Thursday, July 23.


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In truth, it's impossible to thank the amazing women of the Tri for a Cure enough for all the effort they put in. But we'll try anyway!

Events Director Marty Hamre and Operations Manager Katelyn Michaud proudly display the bedazzled VIP parking sign that's waiting for our #1 fundraiser this Sunday. Who will it be?

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This FANTASTIC display of pink scarves will be on display at the Couleur Collection in Falmouth until July 18th. More than 3,000 hand-made scarves were donated, and will be given out at the Tri for a Cure on July 26th. 

Our special thanks to Marcia, Kate, Julie and the thousands of individuals who donated a scarf to the effort!

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Pond Cove teachers Tara Bucci, Holly Forsyth, school psychologist Laura Manuel and nurse Erin Taylor would like to thank Rudy's of the Cape and the local community members that came out to support them in their Tri for a Cure fundraising event on June 9th.

With the help of the Pond Cove Staff, family, friends and local community members they were each able to raise funds to reach their personal fundraising goals for this years Maine Tri for a Cure. Maine has the highest cancer rates in New England. Since 1976, Maine Cancer Foundation has worked to improve cancer prevention, screening and patient outcomes statewide.

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The challenge is on  for this year's Top Ten... Good Luck!