The Twilight 5K was a fantastic success! Our deep appreciation to the hundreds of walkers, runners and volunteers and the thousands of donors who supported them. Together, we raised over $175,000 to help fight cancer here in Maine! Twilight 5K race results are available here.
“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
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.
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+.
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.