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Posted on:
07/21/2017

For this month's Challenge Cancer 2020 package, our media partner, WMTW-TV Channel 8, reports Maine Cancer Foundation's funding shift from cancer research towards prevention, early detection, and improving patient care. 

Two of our current grantees are highlighted: Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Maine Mobile Health Program

DONATE NOW to ensure cancer programs and resources are available for Mainers statewide. 

#togetherwecan #challengecancer2020

Posted on:
07/20/2017

PORTLAND (July 20, 2017) – WMTW is committing its morning broadcast to total coverage, live from the campus of SMCC on Sunday, July 23rd From 5:00 am to Noon.  Anchors Tracy Sabol and Meghan Torjussen, along with Maine’s Chief Meteorologist Roger Griswold and Meteorologist Sarah Long, will cheer on more than 1,000 athletes swimming, biking and running to fight the battle against cancer.

Posted on:
07/19/2017

Town and Country Federal Credit Union is a proud sponsor of Maine Cancer Foundation’s largest fundraising events: the Twilight 5K, the Tri for a Cure, and Mary’s Walk. This year, 13 of their employees are competing in the Tenth Anniversary Tri for a Cure.

Thank you TCFCU for everything you do to help challenge cancer in Maine. 

#togetherwecan #challengecancer2020 #tfac17 #triforacure

Posted on:
07/17/2017

Michelle Arpin ran in last year's Tri for a Cure while she was undergoing chemotherapy. This year she lost her battle with cancer, and it's her daughters turn to swim in the 10th Anniversary Tri for a Cure in memory of her mother. Watch the inspiring story of 16-year-old Caroline Arpin below. 

Join us to cheer on Caroline and other's at this year's race on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017! Opening ceremonies begin at 9am at Southern Maine Community College.

Want to be more involved? Join us as a volunteer.

#togetherwecan #challengecancer2020

#tfac17 #triforacure 

Posted on:
07/07/2017

In our ongoing media partnership with WMTW-TV, reporters profile current top fundraiser Jessica Jordan, and the Pink Tutu Ladies, a group of women who hold year-round events to raise money for Maine Cancer Foundation and Tri for a Cure. Check out the spots below.

P.S. T-minus 16 days and counting until race day! Here are some fundraising tips to reach your goal.

#tfac17 #triforacure

#togetherwecan #challengecancer2020

Posted on:
07/06/2017

Did you know Maine Cancer Foundation's largest fundraising event is run almost entirely by volunteers? Over 400 men and women will join us on Expo Day (July 22nd) and Race Day (July 23rd) to handle everything from course set-up to helping spectators find the best places to cheer on their athlete! 

Posted on:
06/30/2017

The month of June is dedicated to HPV and cervical cancer awareness. In our guest blog series, Jessica Reed, Quality Improvement Manager at Maine Quality Counts, shares important facts and information about the HPV vaccine. 

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Posted on:
06/27/2017

For this month's Challenge Cancer 2020 package, our partners at WMTW-TV interview Maine Cancer Foundation Board Member, Caroline Zimmerman, and Tri for a Cure participant Stephanie Ferrie. 

Stephanie is a cervical cancer survivor and Caroline is the Child Health Program Manager at MaineHealth. Both are advocates for the HPV vaccine. 

Your generous support makes cancer prevention possible for Mainers. Thank you!

#togetherwecan

 

Posted on:
06/26/2017

Challenge Cancer 2020 is our visionary initiative to cut cancer rates in Maine by 2020. Our goal for a Maine less burdened by cancer requires active participation from people and communities across the state. Our success depends on inviting key stakeholders to the table to share strategy, tactics, and experience.

We recently sat down with Caroline Zimmerman, Program Manager for Child Health at the Center for Health Improvement at MaineHealth. Caroline also serves on Maine Cancer Foundation’s Board of Directors, co-leads the prevention and early detection workgroup, and has participated in several grant review committees.

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