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.

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Falmouth, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation has announced $325,229 in awards to ten Maine organizations, including an effort to bring a revolutionary lung cancer screening technology to four Maine hospitals.

Known as “low-dose CT scans” (LDCT), the new technique allows doctors to detect lung tumors at stage one and stage two, a time when treatments are more effective. Historically, most lung cancers are detected at stage three or four when obvious symptoms appear and the odds successful treatment are slim.

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A quick reminder: We will announce the randomly selected winners of the registration drawing on Monday, February 2, 2015.

We will email the results to you and also post it on the Tri for a Cure website.

Enter the Registration Drawing for 2015!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What happens if I'm selected?

    You will be sent an email with complete registration instructions. Participants will have one week to claim their spot. Unclaimed spots will be given to the waitlist.

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Want a nice shirt?

Register for Mary's Walk or the Kerrymen 5K before February 1st and you'll get a nice shirt!

Sign Me Up!


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There's only two weeks left to enter the Tri for a Cure registration drawing!

We'll be announcing the women selected to participate in this summer's triathlon on Monday, February 2, 2015!

The only way to get a spot is to put your name in now. Don't miss your chance!

Sign Me Up!

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We have some great news, Dr. Pradeep Sathyanarayana was just awarded a $250,000 extension grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation to continue his work.

In a letter from Dr. Sathyanarayana he writes: "I wanted to share an exciting update with you. Recently I was awarded a $250,000 research grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation. It was a
nationally competitive grant application and my grant received scores of 1.5 and 1.7. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Maine Cancer Foundation for funding this project in 2011. It is because of those funds I was able to build the solid preliminary data for this grant."

It's really exciting to know that we can attract and support cancer research here in Maine, enabling scientists to capture national-level awards and continue their work right here. It's fun to think that somebody's $5 or $10 donation was the start of an avalanche.