Laura Davis Rinck
Mother of five and long term cancer survivor, Laura Davis Rinck was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1989 when her first-born daughter, Sarah, was just four-weeks-old and has dealt with seven additional cancer diagnoses over the years. President and Principal, Laura and her husband, Peter Rinck, own Rinck Advertising, a Maine-based agency that has donated marketing and advertising services, hundreds of volunteer hours and raised thousands of dollars for cancer related causes including the Dempsey Challenge; Dempsey Center; Heroes, Hope and Healing Golf Classic supporting EMMC’s Children Cancer Treatment Center; and the Maine Cancer Foundation. Laura served for six years as a board member of the Maine Cancer Foundation and is slated to begin a second term. She serves on the Leadership Roundtable for the Foundations, Challenge Cancer 20/20 Initiative.
Over the years, Laura has been a voice for those affected by cancer and has shown how to live with hope and success. Laura won the 2011 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor award for her involvement in community outreach and for demonstrating a passion for helping others with cancer. The national award is given to a cancer survivor involved in community outreach and demonstrates a passion for helping others with cancer. Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer from prevention through survivorship.
In 2013, she joined forces with filmmaker, Ramsey Tripp and actor, Patrick Dempsey to produce the documentary film, The Peloton Project. The Peloton Project is a documentary film that follows the lives of 40 cyclists as they prepare embark on a 2,500-mile journey from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Lewiston, Maine. They completed the ride in just 10 days, cycling relay-style day and night. Woven throughout the team’s journey across North America are stories of cancer survivors and caregivers.
Laura lives with her husband, Peter, and their daughter, Bella and their two Golden Retrievers, Huckleberry and Nellie in their 308-year old farmhouse in Buckfield, Maine.