Portland, Maine. On Wednesday, May 11th we were fortunate to welcome Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee to the stage of the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine for a fascinating lecture covering his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer."
In the course of the evening Dr. Mukherjee covered the history of cancer, including a native Maine boy, Einar Gustafson (later nicknamed "Jimmy"), who would go on to become the inspiration for The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Institute.
This spring, Maine Cancer Foundation awarded funding to six Maine organizations in an effort to increase access to care for cancer patients in our state. The six organizations received a combined total of $79,000 in grant funding.
We are very excited for this Wednesday's event: The Emperor of All Maladies: An Evening with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee.
To make the evening even more special, we are having a raffle for three rare books:
1. A Limited Leather-bound Edition of "The Emperor of All Maladies", Published by Eaton Press