We're Funding the Fight

We're Funding the Fight Against Cancer in Maine

Since 1976 Maine Cancer Foundation has worked diligently to provide grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs here in our state.  Whether you choose to make a one-time gift or a lasting endowment, you can be confident that your donation is directed to effective organizations leading the fight against cancer in Maine.

Posted on:
12/04/2014


Posted on:
11/22/2014

Double Your Impact on Cancer With A Challenge Match

Hi everyone,

We're starting off our fall fundraising drive with a unique and exciting challenge: a local family will double the amount we raise this month, up to $20,000! 


Posted on:
11/17/2014

In the wake of last month's shocking news story about United Mid-Coast Charities' $3.8 million fraud case, we want to give you these five simple tips to help review your favorite nonprofit organization:

1. Check, Please

Every legitimate charity should provide you with a receipt for your gift, either by email or (preferably) through the postal service. For large organizations, turn around can take a few weeks, so don't panic. A proper receipt should include the amount of your gift, the date of the gift, organization's mailing address and tax ID. It would be nice if they say "thank you" too. 
 


Posted on:
10/22/2014

 

Cancer is the #1 killer of Mainers. Every year more than 9,000 Maine residents are diagnosed with cancer, and about 3,000 of them die.  Chances are that you know some of the victims.

We need better ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer – and eventually to prevent it.  A new Center for Biometric Analysis would give scientists important new tools for understanding human disease. The new facility would combine technicians, technology and operational capacity in a way that has not previously been possible in Maine.


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