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.
“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
Create a Better Future for the Women in Our Lives
Recommended Screening Guidelines:
Age 40: Yearly mammograms + Clinical Breast Exam
Age 20-30: Clinical breast exams every 3 years
The Pink Tulip Project continues to raise awareness, donations and... tulips!
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!
Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the new slate of officers to our Board of Directors.
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.
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!
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: