Maine Cancer Foundation

We Fund 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.

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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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Dedication Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, August 10th at  10am.

by Kayla J. Collins

SACO - A 2-mile section of the Eastern Trail that runs from Clark Street behind Thornton Academy to the trail kiosk on Route 1 by Hannaford is being dedicated by the city of Saco to Mary Kerry Libby, for which the annual Mary’s Walk is named.

“We’re dedicating a piece of the trail and naming it ‘Mary’s Walk’ so that Mary Libby will always be in the thoughts and prayers of the people who use the trail 365 days a year, rather than just on one day,” said Saco’s Mayor Don Pilon, referring to the annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K, which was held March 16.

Pilon announced the trail dedication at the event, which raises money for the Maine Cancer Foundation. It was organized in 1999 in memory of Mary Kerry Libby, a well-known Saco resident who died of cancer in 1997.

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Maine Cancer Foundation teamed up with WMTW Channel 8 and Town & Country Federal Credit Union to welcome 25 members of #TeamAsh at last Friday's Sea Dogs game in Portland. TeamASH was the #1 fundraising team of this year's Twilight 5K race. Great job #TeamASH! Thank you!

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The 5th annual Mike Garrigan Memorial Golf Tournament is this Saturday, August 9th.

The tournament is a four-person "scramble" to benefit Maine Cancer Foundation. The course is located at 5 Brimstone Road, Arundel, ME. Please come and enjoy a fun outing while golfing "fore" a cure. There will be tons of great prizes and raffles. Bring your own foursome, or we will gladly pair you up with other golfers. 

Non-Member Fee- $70.00

Member Fee- $45.00

Includes Green Fees, Cart, $5.00 credit to proshop, coffee, donuts, and lunch. 

Sponsorship without golf- $100.00

For more information call 508-824-6931, or email,, or

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Last year, Maine Cancer Foundation commissioned a first-of-its-kind statewide needs assessment for Maine's cancer communities, including: patients and their caregivers, treatment professionals, ancillary care providers, healthcare administrators,  cancer researchers, and those in the policy/advocacy arena. 

Our objective was to talk to the folks on the front line of the fight against cancer in Maine and build a comprehensive picture of best practices, gaps and opportunities for future improvement. 

Download the 2014 Needs Assessment Report