Leading Maine in the Fight Against Cancer

Let's Cut Cancer in Maine: 20% by 2020!

Cancer rates in Maine are significantly higher than the national average. We care deeply about the quality of life in Maine, and we are launching a 5-year, statewide effort to improve cancer prevention, screening and survival rates.

You can help: your contribution to support Challenge Cancer: 20/20 will help prevent thousands of needless cancer deaths and help lead Maine toward a cancer-free future!

Learn More About Challenge Cancer 20/20

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Portland, Maine.  Bob Montgomery-Rice, President and CEO of Bangor Savings Bank welcomed supporters, employees and representatives of several Maine non-profits to the bank's Fore Street branch this morning to announce the recipients of several $5,000 community support awards, including Maine Cancer Foundation, as well as plans for further expansion of the bank into Southern Maine.  (Pictured left to right: Niki Morton, Tara Hill, Bob Montgomery-Rice, Teresa Thompson) 

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Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to issue a Request for Proposals to Maine-based organizations able to make meaningful impact on our lung cancer rates through reductions in tobacco use and other nicotine delivery systems. The Foundation will issue up to $400,000 to support one-year proposals, although multi-year programs will be considered for initiatives that require longer timelines to demonstrate progress. 

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Today we need to send out a very special thank you to a young man from Waterboro who deserves some praise.

Last week we received a generous donation from Ty Boissonneault on his Birthday and... well, let's ask his Mom about it:

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Key Support for Cancer Patients in the ACA

I’ve noticed that as the days grow shorter and first hints of color show in the trees, people in Maine start planning.

For some, this means mapping out the school year for their kids, or stacking that pile of firewood.  For others, it’s time to close up a seasonal business, tally the books and start thinking hard about how to make it through the winter. A budget is a necessary part of life in our state. 

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Firefighters share a disproportionate risk for cancer. Tim's Run is a fantastic fall 5K coming up in Yarmouth, Maine to support Maine Cancer Foundation and the MPN Research Foundation. This race was started in memory of Timothy J. Flaherty, a 33-year veteran firefighter.


Sign up online for this Sunday! (Sep. 27) http://www.timsrunwalk.com