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“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm

Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME

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Dedication Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, August 10th at  10am.

by Kayla J. Collins

SACO - A 2-mile section of the Eastern Trail that runs from Clark Street behind Thornton Academy to the trail kiosk on Route 1 by Hannaford is being dedicated by the city of Saco to Mary Kerry Libby, for which the annual Mary’s Walk is named.

“We’re dedicating a piece of the trail and naming it ‘Mary’s Walk’ so that Mary Libby will always be in the thoughts and prayers of the people who use the trail 365 days a year, rather than just on one day,” said Saco’s Mayor Don Pilon, referring to the annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K, which was held March 16.

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Maine Cancer Foundation teamed up with WMTW Channel 8 and Town & Country Federal Credit Union to welcome 25 members of #TeamAsh at last Friday's Sea Dogs game in Portland. TeamASH was the #1 fundraising team of this year's Twilight 5K race. Great job #TeamASH! Thank you!

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The 5th annual Mike Garrigan Memorial Golf Tournament is this Saturday, August 9th.

The tournament is a four-person "scramble" to benefit Maine Cancer Foundation. The course is located at 5 Brimstone Road, Arundel, ME. Please come and enjoy a fun outing while golfing "fore" a cure. There will be tons of great prizes and raffles. Bring your own foursome, or we will gladly pair you up with other golfers. 

Non-Member Fee- $70.00

Member Fee- $45.00

Includes Green Fees, Cart, $5.00 credit to proshop, coffee, donuts, and lunch. 

Sponsorship without golf- $100.00

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Last year, Maine Cancer Foundation commissioned a first-of-its-kind statewide needs assessment for Maine's cancer communities, including: patients and their caregivers, treatment professionals, ancillary care providers, healthcare administrators,  cancer researchers, and those in the policy/advocacy arena. 

Our objective was to talk to the folks on the front line of the fight against cancer in Maine and build a comprehensive picture of best practices, gaps and opportunities for future improvement. 

Download the 2014 Needs Assessment Report

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Rockland, Maine. The 3rd Annual Karen's Walk is back on September 27th for a fun 5K Run/Walk along the Midcoast in beautiful Rockland, Maine!

Proceeds to go to The Maine Cancer Foundation directed towards clinical research which is what is needed for cures to be discovered and to the "Energy 4 Life" program which helps those locally dealing with cancer in memory of Karen Ware. The money stays in the State of Maine.

There will be awards for the top three male & female finishers and for these divisions for both men & women: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+.

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This is a first for us- congratulations to Laura Hoops and Rocco Risbara!

The couple became engaged shortly after Laura crossed the finish line at the 7th annual Tri for a Cure!

Woo woo!

View more photos from the Tri for a Cure

Watch a video clip of Laura from WMTW Channel 8

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These cards collected by Town & Country Federal Credit Union at the Tri for a Cure expo were too beautiful to throw out- we will be displaying them in the Maine Cancer Foundation lobby for a few months. Stop by and see!

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Falmouth, Maine. Seven research scientists in Maine were awarded a combined $839,000 on July 19th, to support their work studying the origins and cures of cancer. The announcement was made at a formal gala kicking off the "Tri for a Cure", one of Maine's largest fundraising events.


"We could not be more pleased to support this work," said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. "The grant funding we award tonight will go toward studying breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia and brain cancer.


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Bar Harbor, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation was honored at the 85th Annual Discovery Days dinner and presented with the "Champion" Award, in recognition of the more than $1.8 million in grants provided to researchers at The Jackson Laboratory.

More than 24 individual grants, ranging from $50,000 - $200,000 have been distributed to JAX scientists for a variety of studies including research into the origins and treatments of brain, breast, lung and ovarian cancers, as well as leukemia and lymphoma.

The Foundation's largest grant to a JAX researcher so far was awarded in 2013 to Dr. Carol Bult in support of the Maine Triple Negative Breast Cancer Project.