Who We Are:

Maine Cancer Foundation was started in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens eager to do more for Maine in the fight against cancer. We lead a state-wide effort to promote and support the most promising and effective cancer-fighting programs available to the people of Maine through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building.

We are proud of our record of accomplishment, and we invite you to join us in this grand vision: a future where cancer is no longer a threat to our loved ones.

Our Goals:

Foster Prevention Practices:
The best cancer is the one that never occurs. Prevention strategies have a proven impact on cancer incidence rates. The Foundation supports state-wide prevention efforts, focusing on smoking, healthy lifestyles and preventative care.

Increase Cancer Screening:
Early detection saves lives. Several cancers have well-developed treatments but all cancers have better patient outcomes when detected early. The Foundation supports programs that improve and increase early detection and screening efforts.

Improve Patient Outcomes:
Maine lives matter. The Foundation supports efforts to improve patient outcomes through patient impact programs, the adoption of new technologies and investment in scientific research for the next generation of treatments.

Our Mission:

Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of funds raised by the Foundation are used to benefit the people of Maine.

Get Involved:

We owe our success to those who came before us, and are dedicated to continue the fight for those who will come after. Defeating cancer requires help at every level. Become a donor. Volunteer. Join us at one of our events. Commit to a healthy lifestyle. Each of us joins the fight against cancer for a different reason, but together we are strong.  

Learn More:

Please let us know if you would like to learn more about the work of Maine Cancer Foundation or our grantees. You can visit our website, subscribe to our newsletter or request a copy of our Annual Report. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.