The Mary's Walk Committee and invited guests met on May 18th to celebrate the finally fundraising tally for 2015.
Pictured right, Jane Kerry and Gene Libby of the Mary's Walk committee present a check to Tara Hill, Executive Director of the Maine Cancer Foundation, for $232,000, the proceeds from the 17th annual Mary's Walk and Kerrymen 5K.
With this year's donation, Mary's Walk total contribution to support cancer research and patient support programs in Maine totals $2,527,193.
“80% by 2018” is a shared goal to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Falmouth, Maine. – Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. Maine Cancer Foundation today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).
After a long cold Maine winter, it's hard to resist the urge to head outside and catch some rays. Don't forget: the sun's rays are surprisingly strong this time of year, and your skin is more vulnerable when it's pale.
Tips to help to prevent melanoma:
People with pale skin are more susceptible to burning and melanoma.
Stay out of direct sunlight when the rays of the sun are the strongest.
Pick out an appropriate sunscreen and re-apply, especially if you get wet or perspire.
Wear hats, sunglasses and clothing that covers exposed body parts.
Be aware of reflected light sources, like the ocean or another body of water.
Charlie and Marty are visiting the Anthem Wellness Fair in South Portland today to talk about the upcoming Twilight 5K - stop by a say hello! They will be giving away one of our cool MCF ice bucket totes from Sea Bags. Drop your name in the bucket!
Maine Cancer Foundation is now accepting proposals for three-year capacity building grants to create or expand navigator positions that will identify and eliminate barriers that prevent individuals from getting the right care, at the right time, and by the right person.
The Mother's Day 5K was a big success this year. Our thanks to everyone who came out to run!
We couldn't help notice Team CD&M with the big block of pink cancer support shirts. Here's a thought from Heather Laverriere:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 773-2533.