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 owe our success to those who came before us, and are dedicated to continue the fight for those who will come after. Maine Cancer Foundation continually seeks to invest in the most promising and effective cancer-fighting programs available in Maine.

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

How We Fight Cancer:

Fostering Prevention Practices:
The best cancer is the one that never occurs. Prevention strategies have a proven impact on cancer incidence rates. The Foundation supports several state-wide prevention efforts to reduce cancer, focusing on smoking, obesity and environmental toxins.

Increasing 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.

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

Our Mission:

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


Get Involved:

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.