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Race Director Julie Marchese recently sat down to talk about the origin of the Tri for a Cure and her motivation for beginning this wonderful event.

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Above: Maine Cancer Foundation Board President David Mitchell joined supporters from the Cancer Community Center on Saturday at Hadlock Field to receive a $20,000 donation presented by the Portland Seadogs and Intermed.

This generous gift represents the proceeds from the Mother's Day 5K, an annual charity run hosted by the Portland Seadogs. Our special thanks to the Seadogs, Intermed and the thousands of individuals who came out for the Mother's Day 5K!

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A couple of our favorite fundraisers, Maddie, Jack and Marshall decided to open a lemon aid stand while their mom was at work, to help support her in the Tri for a Cure

These young entrepreneurs raked in a cool $183.11. Awesome! Thank you!

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We were very grateful to be invited to visit Village Elementary School in Gorham this morning and meet with the students AND the 27 ladies participating in this year's Tri for a Cure! 

"It is inspiring to see a whole community rally around these teachers," said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. "Village Elementary teaches a code of conduct that includes courage and compassion. We are so impressed that the students and their teachers are putting that into real action- supporting men and women with cancer that they may never meet or know about, but who are in desperate need of their help. Thank you!"

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Thursday, July 9 4-7pm: The Stitch Out Cancer Celebration In the gallery at Couleur Collection

The hand-made, hand-loved Pink and White Scarves donated for Stitch Out Cancer will be shown on our gallery walls for all to see.

Obviously, we cannot display over 2000 scarves but we will have a lovely selection presented in gallery format to view and celebrate these incredible gifts that so may people made to benefit The Tri for a Cure participants.

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On behalf of Maine Cancer Foundation, I want to express our sincere gratitude for your generosity and support at the Twilight 5K. We brought together more than 800 hundred runners and walkers last Thursday, and raised over $144,000 to help fight cancer here in Maine.

It was incredibly moving to look out over the crowd and see so many people with custom shirts and homemade signs expressing their support for a family member or friend suffering from this terrible disease. Cancer touches all of us, but there is some comfort in knowing we don't face this challenge alone. 

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We are very excited to welcome Aysha Sheikh as Maine Cancer Foundation's new Program Officer. 

Aysha will be working closely with the MCF leadership to develop our strategic plan, as well as oversee grant funding requests and awards. A key aspect of Aysha's role will be cultivating partnerships within Maine’s cancer community, and implementing new programs that serve the Foundation's mission. 

Since moving to Maine in 2004, Aysha has has been focusing her work on access to healthcare for low-income, uninsured Maine residents.  In her previous position at MaineHealth, Aysha managed the Center for Disease Control-funded "Maine Colorectal Cancer Control Program" for Maine’s southernmost counties.

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Did you know June 3rd is National Running Day? What better way to celebrate than to join us for the Twilight 5K! Online Registration closes on Wednesday, June 10th. 

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