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Maine Cancer Foundation has been named the official charity partner of the Lobsterman Triathlon for 2015-2016.

The Lobsterman Triathlon, scheduled for September 12, 2015, is one of the most popular destination races in the country, attracting athletes from across the US to enjoy the beauty of Maine. Triathlons are a challenging sport with determined participants, and the Lobsterman Triathlon has decided to raise the bar by including a charitable component to this race.

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Don't forget: the drop-out deadline for the Tri for a Cure is this Thursday, April 30 at midnight.

Starting May 1st, all registered triathletes are responsible for meeting the $350 fundraising requirement before July 17th.

If you decide to withdraw, please email or call us as soon as possible: or (207) 773-2533.

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Mary's Walk and The Kerrymen Pub 5k to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation - held in Saco, Maine on Sunday March 29, 2015.
Sponsored by Maine Magazine, Photos by Judy Beedle Photography

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The Red Sox Foundation is giving away $10,000 to one charity in each New England state. Help us make an even bigger impact on cancer by voting for Maine Cancer Foundation!

Two minutes could help win $10,000 for Maine!

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Everyone knows cancer is a life-altering experience, but not everyone is aware of the staggering cost of cancer. Individuals and nations both struggle with the financial repercussions of fighting cancer. There is an excellent report from National Public Radio's "Living Cancer" series that digs deeper into some of the unexpected costs of cancer. Here's seven quick facts about cancer costs that might surprise you:

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Spring is in full swing, and we're getting serious about the Tri for a Cure over here at the MCF office. Here's a couple of things to keep in mind as you plan out your summer:

Deadline for Teams! (May 1)

(You complete me... ❤ ❤ ❤Don't forget: the deadline to register your split-leg teams is May 1st! We can't accept any additional registrations after that date. Let's sign 'em up.

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This summer we have partnered with Maine-based sportswear company Atayne to provide unique apparel items for our Triathletes. All items are made using non-toxic dyes and as much recycled material as possible. A percentage of each purchase will be used to support the Tri for a Cure.

Visit the Atayne online store.

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"I was lucky when I was diagnosed."

"Like all cancer survivors, the reason I am called a survivor is pretty simple. Someone I have never met participated in a walk that I have never heard of somewhere in this world that I will probably never visit. That money went to a doctor that I will never know, who decided to use that money to cure my cancer. I was lucky."