2017 Colorectal Cancer Screening Grants

We are pleased to announce the recipients of Maine Cancer Foundation's recent grants to increase and improve colorectal cancer screenings in Maine.  Four organizations received a combined total of $344,025 over two years. 

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in Maine. Screening for colorectal cancer can help prevent the disease by detecting precancerous cells or growths (polyps) in the colon and rectum so they can be removed. It also can detect colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most successful in lowering the risk of dying from colon cancer. 


Grant award winners include:


Project Title Amount
One-by-One-Colorectal Cancer Screening and Navigation $99,832 Screening Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County

80% Colon Cancer Screening Project

$99,627 Screening MaineGeneral Medical Center
Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall $100,000 Screening Penobscot Community Health Care
Waldo Screen to Save $44,566 Screening Waldo General Hospital



Grant Review Committee

Heather Drake, Program Manager, Maine Cancer Foundation

Anne Graham, Health Systems Manager, Primary Care, American Cancer Society

Tara Hill, Executive Director, Maine Cancer Foundation

Katelyn Michaud, Program Manager, Maine Cancer Foundation

Tina Pettingill, Director, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Tom Polko, Administrator, MaineOrtho

Aysha Sheikh, Director of Programs, Maine Cancer Foundation

Caroline Zimmerman, Director of Grant Development, Maine Primary Care Association