Portland, Maine. Bob Montgomery-Rice, President and CEO of Bangor Savings Bank welcomed supporters, employees and representatives of several Maine non-profits to the bank's Fore Street branch this morning to announce the recipients of several $5,000 community support awards, including Maine Cancer Foundation, as well as plans for further expansion of the bank into Southern Maine. (Pictured left to right: Niki Morton, Tara Hill, Bob Montgomery-Rice, Teresa Thompson)
Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to issue a Request for Proposals to Maine-based organizations able to make meaningful impact on our lung cancer rates through reductions in tobacco use and other nicotine delivery systems. The Foundation will issue up to $400,000 to support one-year proposals, although multi-year programs will be considered for initiatives that require longer timelines to demonstrate progress.
Key Support for Cancer Patients in the ACA
I’ve noticed that as the days grow shorter and first hints of color show in the trees, people in Maine start planning.
For some, this means mapping out the school year for their kids, or stacking that pile of firewood. For others, it’s time to close up a seasonal business, tally the books and start thinking hard about how to make it through the winter. A budget is a necessary part of life in our state.
On November 1st, enrollment openes up again for health insurance plans created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and this year, remaining uninsured will carry a fine of at least $695.
Today we need to send out a very special thank you to a young man from Waterboro who deserves some praise.
Last week we received a generous donation from Ty Boissonneault on his Birthday and... well, let's ask his Mom about it:
Firefighters share a disproportionate risk for cancer. Tim's Run is a fantastic fall 5K coming up in Yarmouth, Maine to support Maine Cancer Foundation and the MPN Research Foundation. This race was started in memory of Timothy J. Flaherty, a 33-year veteran firefighter.
Sign up online for this Sunday! (Sep. 27) http://www.timsrunwalk.com
Help Make the 2015 Lobsterman Triathlon a Success.
As you know the Lobsterman Triathlon could never happen without the help of our awesome volunteers. Come join again and be a part of our great race! From handing out water to lifeguarding on the swim, we need all the help we can get. Join the fun and you'll get a t-shirt, free and unlimited beer (21 and older) and access to our post-race Lobster Bake! See below for details.
The Lobsterman Triathlon
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Race Start at 8:15am
Our sincere thanks to Allagash Brewing Company and the wonderful staff working in the Tasting Room. These great folks have been saving their tip money and chipped in with a generous donation of $1,000 to help support the fight against cancer here in Maine.
More than 3,100 people in Maine will die of cancer this year, and another 8,200 will diagnosed at some stage of the disease. The hard fact of life is Maine currently has the 11th highest cancer rate in the nation, and the worst of all the New England states. This has to change.
Cancer care is a complicated and far-ranging affair that confronts patients with many challenges including; "what are my treatment options?" "how do I manage my medicines?" "how do I establish post-treatment therapy?" "what are my financial options?" and many more.
Trained Nurse Navigators are the first and best advocate for a cancer patient, and care centers that provide this service see marked improvements in patient outcomes.
This past month, Maine Cancer Foundation has been proud to award 2-year grant funding to provide nurse navigation service at four Maine cancer care centers including, Sebasticook Valley Health, The Aroostook Medical Center, the Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County and Penobscot Community Health Care.
This great local band raised over a thousand dollars to help fight cancer in Maine and we really appreciate their willingness to remind people early detection saves lives! If something doesn't seem right, get it checked out as soon as possible.