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Maine Cancer Foundation

Rating: 4.89 stars   61 reviews 1,312

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Cancer


170 US Route 1 Falmouth ME 04101 USA


Maine Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of Maine people by funding cancer research, education and patient support programs. 100% of the funds raised remain in Maine.


Since our formation in 1976, Maine Cancer Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations state-wide. A complete catalog of our grant recipients can be found here: http://mainecancer.org/all-grants

Target demographics:

the fight against cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year:

the people of Maine by distributing more than $1,268,000 in grants to fight cancer!

Geographic areas served:



grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs.

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Reviews for Maine Cancer Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Maine Cancer Foundation does a great job raising money for cancer research that helps the Maine economy by staying here in Maine. I participated in Tri for a Cure and it was very well run and they were always there to help. I have had a mother and two sisters with breast cancer and many friends and it stinks. I hope a cure is found soon. MCF has some wonderful people working there and I hope someday we will know we were part of the cure!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Maine Cancer Foundation promotes creative
opportunities for Mainers to raise awareness
and funds to support cancer research. Supporting friends
as they golf, bike, ride or swim toward a brighter
future for those diagnosed with cancer is a
privilege. I am proud to support this Maine nonprofit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The main reason I volunteer, donate and support the Maine Cancer Foundation is just as the organizations' title says, "Maine". Donating time and money to other Cancer organizations is a good thing to do, but donating to the MAINE cancer foundation ensures that the dollars raised help support research and patient and family support for MAINE residents. I've lost immediate family members to breast, prostate, colon and appendiceal cancers!! I also have family members that are survivors of some those same cancers! :) We must keep on trying or "tri-ing"!!!:) :). Oh, and I have on my list of things to do: order some PINK TULIPS!! :)

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As a survivor of bilateral breast cancer I find your TriForACure a terrific event! My daughter Sue has participated as a single and as a team member for years. The information you give at your events is very helpful but meeting other survivors is the BEST. Thank you.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My sister has done the Tri for a cure for several years, the event is wonderful and very inspiring for everyone involved and for everyone who supports the athletes. All the best in continuing the life saving work you do.

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I have been an enthusiastic supporter ever since I did the Tri-for-a-Cure triathlon in 2010. The event offered courage and support to survivors, like me. It was a wonderful community event to raise awareness about all the Maine Cancer Foundation does. It was an event that helps to empower women in a competition-free athletic endeavor. It raises lots of money for research. Maine Cancer has functioned with professionalism and empathy. Great organization!

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I participated in the Tri-For -A-Cure this year for the first time. It was something I had always thought would be fun but never imagined I could get through such an athletic event as an average middle aged woman. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 1 year ago I decided that I would go through all the ups and downs of treatment and surgeries for one year in hopes of pulling together enough good health to participate in the TRI. It had been a dream and there was no sense in putting it off. My doctors agreed and it became a goal for me, my family, and my doctors. When I couldn't lift my tooth brush or my teenagers had to brush my hair for me we would laugh and joke that I had a lot of training to do before the TRI. Finally came the day where I was standing on the edge of the water with my new wetsuit at the TRI swim clinic a few weeks before the race. The director was thrilled to see so many first time participants and let us know that during our first swim things may happen. She was ready for them with kayakers, paddle boarders, coast guard boats, and swim angels to help along the way. Whatever came up we could deal with. MCF is a positive force in that same direction. Things like cancer will happen but we are ready for them. We have researchers, new treatments, new imaging, support groups, and out reach programs to deal with whatever happens on the way. MCF makes great strides in bringing hope and positive energy to Maine cancer patients now and for future generations who will benefit from their research gains.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sugarloaf Charity Summit is a tribute to the ability of the Maine Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and raise funds to support research and treatment for Maine citizens. A gala event hosted by the Maine Cancer Foundation and Franklin Community Health Network is held every January. Individuals, teams and corporations come together for a night of dining, silent auction and a lively live auction. Day time activities include snowshoeing, Hands for a Cure (get your best poker hand while skiing for cards), and many family activities for the family.

The Sugarloaf Charity summit is proud to commit of $600,000 to the Maine Cancer Foundation and The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center from the event each year.

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MFC has consistently sought to leverage funds to assist those in need of financial support. Through its collaborations with local and regional cancer centers, MFC has taken a quiet leadership step in meeting basic needs of cancer patients and their support groups. This activity is in addition to providing much needed funding for extremely high level research being conducted in the state of Msine. The state and it's citizens are fortunate to have MFC working for them. I am from a family of cancer patients and survivors and I know we all have benefited by the work of this organization.

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My husband and I sponsored one of my coworkers in TRI for a Cure. We did this to help her raise funds and awareness, in memory of my Mother-in-Law, who passed 11-Sep-2013 of colon cancer. The TRI webpage was so easy to use, and we will definitely be contributing for future events.

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