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“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm

Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME

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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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We are very pleased to welcome Amy Anderson to the Maine Cancer Foundation team as our new Director of Development.

Amy will be replacing Peter King who will be retiring at the end of the May. Serving the nonprofit community since 1992, Amy has directed fundraising programs for organizations such as United Way, Boy Scouts of America and most recently as a consultant with Ovation Fundraising Counsel LLC. Amy brings with her a commitment to moving the needle on cancer causes in Maine with her work at the Cancer Community Center and the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She is a dynamic speaker and passionate development officer. 

Welcome aboard Amy!

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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! 

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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.

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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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