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Posted on:
07/23/2014

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

Posted on:
07/22/2014

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!

Posted on:
07/21/2014

FIND YOUR INDIVIDUALS RACE TIMES HERE

Congratulations to everyone for such a wonderful day!

Top Survivor Wave finishers:

Posted on:
07/21/2014

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.

 

Posted on:
07/21/2014

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.

Posted on:
07/20/2014

South Portland, Maine. Over 1,400 women gathered in South Portland today, raising more than $1,380,000 to help the fight against cancer in Maine at the 7th annual "Tri for a Cure" triathlon, presented by WEX Inc. The women's-only event has grown to become one of the largest single-day fundraisers in the state, providing crucial support for local cancer organizations headed up by Maine Cancer Foundation.

Posted on:
07/16/2014

Who are those mysterious masked scientists?!?! 

We can't wait for Saturday- not only are we kicking off the Tri for a Cure Expo, we'll be announcing 7 Maine-based cancer researchers selected to receive a combined $839,000 in support for their studies!

Stay tuned! We're very proud of Maine's contribution to cancer research!

Posted on:
07/11/2014

Congratulations to our poster contest winner, Sarah Kravchuk!

We had many wonderful entries and we want to thank everyone who entered. Sarah will be receiving a blue tartan Tri for a Cure gym bag!

Posted on:
07/09/2014

We received a lovely but sad call today from the estate of Josephine Atlass, naming Maine Cancer Foundation as a beneficiary in her will with a gift of $10,000. 

Josephine was born March 22, 1926, in New York City. She attended New York schools and graduated from Hunter College. She married Hadley Atlass in 1950 and raised two sons in New York. In 1971, they moved to Orr's Island and purchased the Little Island Motel.  First with her husband until his death in 1987, and later with the great help of local women and her lifelong friend, Mary Manypenny, she operated the motel for 40 years until her recent retirement.

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