These cards collected by Town & Country Federal Credit Union at the Tri for a Cure expo were too beautiful to throw out- we will be displaying them in the Maine Cancer Foundation lobby for a few months. Stop by and see!
Falmouth, Maine. Seven research scientists in Maine were awarded a combined $839,000 on July 19th, to support their work studying the origins and cures of cancer. The announcement was made at a formal gala kicking off the "Tri for a Cure", one of Maine's largest fundraising events.
"We could not be more pleased to support this work," said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. "The grant funding we award tonight will go toward studying breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia and brain cancer.
Bar Harbor, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation was honored at the 85th Annual Discovery Days dinner and presented with the "Champion" Award, in recognition of the more than $1.8 million in grants provided to researchers at The Jackson Laboratory.
More than 24 individual grants, ranging from $50,000 - $200,000 have been distributed to JAX scientists for a variety of studies including research into the origins and treatments of brain, breast, lung and ovarian cancers, as well as leukemia and lymphoma.
The Foundation's largest grant to a JAX researcher so far was awarded in 2013 to Dr. Carol Bult in support of the Maine Triple Negative Breast Cancer Project.
Congratulations to everyone for such a wonderful day!
Top Survivor Wave finishers:
South Portland, Maine. Over 1,400 women gathered in South Portland today, raising more than $1,380,000 to help the fight against cancer in Maine at the 7th annual "Tri for a Cure" triathlon, presented by WEX Inc. The women's-only event has grown to become one of the largest single-day fundraisers in the state, providing crucial support for local cancer organizations headed up by Maine Cancer Foundation.
Who are those mysterious masked scientists?!?!
We can't wait for Saturday- not only are we kicking off the Tri for a Cure Expo, we'll be announcing 7 Maine-based cancer researchers selected to receive a combined $839,000 in support for their studies!
Stay tuned! We're very proud of Maine's contribution to cancer research!