A quick reminder for all the participants in the Tri for a Cure, the drop-out deadline is May 1st!
If you have decided to withdraw from the event, please contact the Maine Cancer Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 773-2533. Please let us know as soon as possible, there is still a waiting list of women hoping for a spot!
All participants who have not withdrawn before May 1st are required to meet the $350 fundraising minimum by July 17th.
We also owe a special debt of gratitude to Sgt. Michael Edes, president of the Maine State Trooper's Association, for creating this idea and bringing the Maine State Troopers on board. Thank you!
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 spring grant awards. Maine Cancer Foundation awards grants three times a year, once for cancer research projects and twice for cancer education and patient support efforts.
Our spring grant release is focused on education and patient support efforts, with $177,511 distributed to 10 Maine organizations.
Our 2014 Spring grantees are:
The final Maine State Trooper "Pink Plate" will be auctioned off this Friday!
This is a chance to own a unique piece of history and contribute to the fight against cancer here in Maine!
Auction Site: http://www.ebay.com/usr/mainecancerfoundation
Greater Portland Women's Ice Hockey played a fundraiser game for the Tri for a Cure and Maine Cancer Foundation on Saturday, March 29th at North Yarmouth Academy. Donations of $680 were placed on tri athlete donation pages including on cancer survivor Lynne Gawtry's page. This ice hockey group is planning another fundraiser game in June. Bonnie and Celena Redzinak, mother and daughter, are shown and both plan on completing the tri individually. Tri for a Cure!
Peter Rinck, long time supporter and current Secretary of the MCF Board of Directors, has been named one of three "Business Leaders of the Year" by Maine Biz Magazine.
"We are very pleased to see Peter recognized for his outstanding work," said Tara Hill, Executive Director. "His energy and enthusiasm have made him a highly successful businessman, but his generosity to the community really sets him apart. Rinck Advertising has donated countless hours of services to assist the Foundation, and we're very grateful for their ongoing support.
We had a wonderful time at Mary's Walk on Sunday! It was great to meet so many dedicated and caring supporters in Saco-Biddeford.
The late donations are still rolling in, but Tony LeBlanc, treasurer of the Mary's Walk committee let us know that as of this morning the event exceded $275,000 in donations!
Thank you all so much. We are already looking ahead to our spring grant announcements, our first chance in 2014 to put those dollars to work fighting cancer in Maine!
We are very excited to bring back the Twilight 5K Walk/Run to South Portland this summer.
We're also pleased to welcome Town & Country Federal Credit Union as the presenting sponsor of the Twilight 5K. Their generous underwriting support allows us to defray event expenses and dedicate more of your donations directly to cancer research, education and patient support here in Maine!