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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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!

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Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the new slate of officers to our Board of Directors. 

David Mitchell, President

David serves as Vice President, Investments at the Portland Harbor Group of Raymond James in Portland, Maine. David joined Maine Cancer Foundation’s board in 2007 and was appointed to a second term in 2010. David received a BS from the University of Maine and his MBA from the University of Southern Maine. David lives in Falmouth with his wife Kristen and their four boys, Peyton, Brady, Jacoby and Beckham.

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The 7th Annual Tri for a Cure will take place on Sunday, July 20th at the Southern Maine Community College campus, in South Portland, ME.  

All volunteers receive a t-shirt, food, drinks and an unforgettable experience! Have your children bring signs, cow bells and/or pom-poms to cheer the athletes on! The 7th Annual Tri for a Cure could not happen without you!


Ready to start? Sign up online to volunteer!


or call 207-773-2533 for more information