It's Time to Order Bulbs!

Fall is fast approaching and it's nearly time to put the gardens to bed for the winter. Don't miss your chance to join the Pink Tulip Project and support the fight against cancer here in Maine. A portion of the proceeds from each bulb sale goes to fund cancer research, education and patient support programs across the state. Just as importantly, the blooming tulips in spring present a living representation of our help and our hope for cancer patients everywhere. 

Don't wait! Bulbs may be purchased at any time and will be shipped to your home in time for the fall planting cycle. You can order your bulbs online. 

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Thank you to everyone who bid on the pink trooper plates, raising more than $35,000 to help support the fight against cancer in Maine! 

We also owe a special debt of gratitude to Sgt. Michael Edes, president of the Maine State Trooper's Association, for creating this idea and bringing the Maine State Troopers on board. Thank you! 

The final plate in the auction series, the #1 plate belonging to State Trooper Colonel Robert Williams, was sold for a whopping $900 to a man from Scarborough, Maine. We appreciate all the bids on this unique police plate and your continued charitable support of our cause. 

Thank you everyone!

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We are very pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 spring grant awards. Maine Cancer Foundation awards grants three times a year, once for cancer research projects and twice for cancer education and patient support efforts. 

Our spring grant release is focused on education and patient support efforts, with $177,511 distributed to 10 Maine organizations. 

Our 2014 Spring grantees are:

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Sugarloaf unveiled the newest member of its grooming fleet on Friday, a shiny new 2014 Prinoth Bison-X snowcat, painted bright pink.

The resort ordered the cat last summer and had it painted pink in support of the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, an annual event that has raised more than $1.6 million for cancer research and treatment over the past 14 years.

“It definitely stands out,” said Dan Barker, Sugarloaf Snow Surfaces Manager. “But that’s kind of the idea.”

Barker wasn’t sure what to expect when he first proposed the idea to Prinoth last spring.

“I figured they’d tell me I was crazy,” he said.

But Prinoth jumped on the idea from the start.

“We were happy to participate and support something as important as breast cancer research,” said Jean-Claude Perreault, Vice President of Sales for Prinoth. “Our Bison X groomer will not only provide great slope preparation but will now also provide awareness of this special cause.”

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Q. Please tell us about yourself.

I am a professor in the Biomedical Sciences department of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England in Biddeford Maine. My interest in neuroscience developed during my undergraduate studies at Coe College in Iowa and was reinforced during my graduate studies at Texas A&M, where I obtained my Ph.D. studying the neuroscience of pain. Over the course of my career I have learned much about the neurobiology underlying pain.

Q.    How did you become involved in cancer research?

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