Thank you!

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.

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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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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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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.

"100% Maine. That's the heart of the Tri for a Cure," said Cullen McGough, communications director for Maine Cancer Foundation. "The Tri for a Cure was started in 2008 by Julie Marchese and Abby Bliss as a way to do something, a way to make a tangible difference in the fight against cancer in Maine. Today, we had over 1440 women and 450 volunteers out on the course because they want to see improvements — real improvements — in the care and treatments available to cancer patients in Maine."

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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!