Cancer is the #1 killer of Mainers. Every year more than 9,000 Maine residents are diagnosed with cancer, and about 3,000 of them die. Chances are that you know some of the victims.
We need better ways to diagnose, treat and cure cancer – and eventually to prevent it. A new Center for Biometric Analysis would give scientists important new tools for understanding human disease. The new facility would combine technicians, technology and operational capacity in a way that has not previously been possible in Maine.
“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.
When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm
Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME
Starting Wednesday, October 15 at 6 a.m. we will start our annual ‘Q’s Cans for a Cure‘ at the Maine Mall!
By Diane Adamo-Cassellius
This past Saturday, the 6th grade Scarborough youth football team dedicated their game in honor of the fight against breast cancer. The team, led by coaches Chuck Granger, Pete Gambardella, George Keim, Steve Lilley, and Mike McGarry is not only taught the basic skills of football, but their coaches believe that it is critical to teach young boys about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, compassion, and trust.
Create a Better Future for the Women in Our Lives
Recommended Screening Guidelines:
Age 40: Yearly mammograms + Clinical Breast Exam
Age 20-30: Clinical breast exams every 3 years
Tim’s Run is a 5K Run / Walk in memory of Timothy J. Flaherty. Tim was a true family man. A loving husband, father, grandfather,best buddy, vegetable gardener, outdoorsman, and a 33-year career as a Portland Firefighter… and a runner. Tim passed away August 30, 2011 at only 63 years old following a courageous fight against Myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer that is now being linked, among other particular cancers, to firefighters. Although we all lost Tim on this day, we feel like we have never lost his spirit.
Rockland, Maine. The 3rd Annual Karen's Walk is back on September 27th for a fun 5K Run/Walk along the Midcoast in beautiful Rockland, Maine!
Proceeds to go to The Maine Cancer Foundation directed towards clinical research which is what is needed for cures to be discovered and to the "Energy 4 Life" program which helps those locally dealing with cancer in memory of Karen Ware. The money stays in the State of Maine.