Leading Maine in the Fight Against Cancer

Leading Maine in the Fight Against Cancer:

Since 1976, Maine Cancer Foundation has worked to improve cancer prevention, screening and patient outcomes statewide.  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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We had a remarkable group of over 500 volunteers working with us during Race week-end.  Some were from Maine, some from out of state, and some from other countries as far away as Estonia.  I believe our youngest volunteer this year was 13, and I don’t know for sure but I am pretty confident we had a couple octogenarians in the group!  The jobs our volunteers do, from wet-suit stripping, to serving food, to parking cars, to medical support, to assuring athlete safety, all make this race possible.  It may sound over-used, but it’s really true.  This couldn’t happen without you.

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On Sunday, more more than 1300 women joined us to swim, bike and run for the Tri for a Cure. Despite a rainy start, the passion and excitement was visible on every face.

Our day was full of thrills, watching the first wave of cancer survivors dive into Portland Harbor, bike through the hills and marshes of Cape Elizabeth, and finally run along South Portland's lighthouse-dotted shoreline. The real joy came at the finish line, where we saw so many triathletes join hands with friends and family to complete the last few steps together.

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WEX President and CEO Melissa Smith announces gift at the 2015 Tri for a Cure Opening Ceremony

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 27, 2015-- WEX  (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that it will continue serving as the Presenting Sponsor of the Tri for a Cure for Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF), a statewide source of cancer grant funding, through 2018.

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(Above: Jay Collins Announces Challenge Cancer 2020 plan at the McKernan Center.)

South Portland, Maine.  An ambitious new plan to cut Maine’s cancer rates 20% by the year 2020 was announced on Wednesday by Jay Collins, Maine Cancer Foundation Board Member and VP, International Operational Execution at WEX Inc.