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Causes: Cancer, Community Foundations, Health, Philanthropy, Public Health

Mission: Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of the funds we raise are invested back into our communities to benefit the people of Maine. MCF leads a statewide effort to foster and grow the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available to the people of Maine through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building.

Results: 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: https://mainecancer.org/awarded-grants

Target demographics: the fight against cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: the people of Maine by distributing more than $3 million in grants to fight cancer!

Geographic areas served: Maine

Programs: grant funding for cancer prevention, early detection and access to care.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Maine Cancer Foundation is a fabulous organization that provides much needed support for Cancer research and hope for a cure. I am a 3-time participant in the Tri For a Cure which is a life changing all women triathlon on Maine. This event allows me to feel as though I am part of finding a cure for all cancers. I participate in honor of my grandmother and aunts who have passed and in support of all those who continue the fight.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participated in the Tri for a Cure and am so glad the money is used to help people rather than fill the pockets of the staff.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation continues to do a great job funding cancer research in Maine, as well as engaging with the broader cancer community - including those working in the field across the continuum of care, as well as survivors - to further inform their efforts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer: I can not say enough good things about my experience with the Maine Cancer Foundation. Folks that volunteer merely to give back along with those directly staffed/affiliated with MCF are inspiring, helpful and giving. Generosity and the gift of good spirit are rare and the folks at the MCF are all about both! I've participated in the TFAC for 3 years now and am hopeful to again in 2016. Cancer has touched us all in one way or another, my mother, loved ones colleagues and friends. I just came clean from my first (hopefully last) lumpectomy. MCF remains strong and true to those in need. Bravo and thank you for what you do and thank you for allowing me to give back!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation is a great organization, stay true to their mission of reducing cancer in Maine and are a leader.

Rebecca157

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a runner for Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure and Twilight 5K. Have run and raised money for them since 2008. I am confident the foundation is using my money well. I have actually spoken with other foundations that have been the recipients of money from Maine Cancer Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MCF is a top notch nonprofit organization. The roles that MCF fills in providing seed money for research projects, providing money for support/assistance to families going through the cancer journey and promoting patient education are essential to the fight against cancer and providing hope to cancer's victims. MCF does all of these roles very well.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a two time breast cancer survivor. When I lived in Gorham, Maine Cancer Foundation provided my follow up treatment and checkups for my first cancer. I now live in Texas, but for the last 3 years I have sponsored some of the women from Village School in Gorham who have run in the Tri For A Cure. I think it is a great cause and (even though I live in Texas), I love that the Maine Cancer Foundation keeps the money in Maine. Their website makes it easy to donate and I'm able to keep in touch with old friends and co-workers from Maine. I even entered the poster contest and although it wasn't chosen, one of the teams picked up my poster drawing and have incorporated it into their Tee-shirt that they wear at the Tri. So from a gal who lives in Texas, but still has part of her heart in Maine: "Bravo Maine Cancer Foundation -- Keep Up The Good Work". And thank you for your continued effort to fund the research for a cure of cancer!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Since Your Role would not let me pick two, I picked Donor even though I was also a client (of sorts). Actually I have had breast cancer twice, once in 2002 and once just this last October, 2013. Both times I was living in Texas. But I moved to Maine in 2006 and lived there for 5 years. While I was there I received wonderful follow up care from Dr. Tracey Weisberg. My care was exceptional. I have many friends that I left behind in Gorham and they comprise several of the teams that participate in each years Tri-For-A-Cure....so I am proud each year to sponsor them. I miss Maine a lot even though I am from Texas. Maine is a wonderful place to live.....and has the perfect slogan "Life The Way It Should Be". Maine Cancer Foundation does a wonderful job every year with their activities to raise money. Their dedication to helping find a cure is exemplary. Thank you for letting me be part of your group....even from a distance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an important part of the Maine Community. I was honored to participate in the annual 5K near the Portland Headlight in June 2015 while my dad was fighting cancer. It was an inspiring event to witness people coming together with hearts to make a difference.

1 Meredith21

Donor

Rating: 5

As a cancer survivor, I am proud to support this independent Maine non-profit. Plus 100% of all the money raised stays 100% IN Maine and I love that!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Such an important part of the Maine Community. Tri For a Cure is an inspiring and magical event!

Donor

Rating: 1

Such an amazing organization that I'm proud to raise money for. a great experience for a great cause!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I knitted scarves, participated in the kerryman run as well as the tri for a cure. Great organization, raises money for cancer research that stays right here in maine!

2 Emily123

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unlike most cancer charities/organizations out there - MCF gets it! I am so proud of their new 20/20 goal and for focusing on PREVENTION! They are very transparent and I am proud to be a 3x participant and supporter of their annual race - Tri for a Cure!

1 Roisin M.

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!! :)

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Elizabeth152

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Lillian H.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Karin13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a breast cancer survivor. I run 5k races to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation. I am impressed with the foundation andy its efforts to help those affected from cancer and keep the funds working for us in Maine.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I became interested in the Maine Cancer Foundation when I found them focusing on research specific to my type of breast cancer. Since that donation, I have been hugely impressed with the way in which they communicate with me and their transparency in how they manage the donations.
I will definitely stay interested and connected in helping Maine Cancer Foundation continue their work.

1 Pamela77

Donor

Rating: 5

As a participant in the Tri-for-a-Cure triathlon and a donor for the past 2 years, I have been wildly pleased with the professionalism and the dedication of the Maine Cancer Foundation director, staff, and volunteers. As a donor, I am interested in knowing that the money I donate goes to those whom I am supporting rather than sending out endless monthly mailing soliciting more money. I appreciate the integrity of this organization in that the majority of the monies are circulated to research and patient care. Thank you! As a Tri participant- this event has been the most well planned and positive experience for the past 2 years. We have had 3 and 4 teams participating and everyone has had a wonderful time and have appreciated the professional athletes and the communities engagement and encouragement. I appreciate this organization so much that I come from North Carolina to participate- knowing that the dollars I raise, stay in Maine. Thank you!

1 Suzie7

Donor

Rating: 5

As a participant and fundraiser in the Twilight 5K, as well as having stage 4 cancer myself, have been amazed of the staff at the MCF. Their diligence, hard work, positive spirit helps make the events they put on to be amazing. It is obvious that they stay true to their mission, which supports cancer research through funding as well as supporting the health of Maine cancer victims. They strive to keep the money raised in Maine, where surprisingly there is a lot of research happening. They also support organizations that help support patients. Through their website, the public can view where the money goes. I continue to be quite impressed with their organization, and will support it for many more years to come.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

At 35 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My boys were 4 & 5 and all I could think about was how I would do everything humanly possible to always be there for them. Maine Cancer Foundation takes the same approach in the fight to find a cure for cancer. I did my first solo Tri For A Cure and I am so proud to be part of something that is so positive, so local, and MAKES A DIFFERENCE! Thank you MCF! Because Cancer Tries...But WE TRI HARDER!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I greatly value the statewide perspective of this nonprofit. Maine Cancer Foundation is supporting jobs in Maine as well as helping to find the cure for cancer. It is my belief that research done in Maine will contribute to a global cure. MCF continues to maintain a very low expense ratio which is why I contribute.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

As a breast cancer survivor of 16 years, I feel it's very important to support an organization that supported me when i needed it. Thank you for being there for me, and I know you'll be there for others with all of our support!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

After losing my sister in law and my best friend both to breast cancer I'm so proud to sponsor my other sister in law as she rides and earns money for cancer research. She inspires me and keeps hope alive for our families. Thank you for all you do to fight and prevent cancer.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have participated in the tri for two years now as a relay member. It has been an amazing experience both times. I am a 4 year breast cancer survivor and feel truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My friend was part of an inspirational team of women raising money to fight cancer. She trained for months for the cycling part of her team. I was honored to donate toward such a worthy cause.
Maribeth from Marblehead

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The time and effort the volunteers put I to this organization is so humbling. I know one volunteer in particular who works full time elsewhere and uses her vacation time from work to volunteer providing outreach to congressional leaders both in Maine and Washington DC. The extensive travel and tremendous among of time she gives to the cause has inspired me and others. Thanks to all of you at the Maine Cancer foundation for all your dedication and hard work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have had more fun volunteering at the MCF office getting mailings ready to send out. The office staff and other volunteers are so positive and generous with their time. My husband also enjoys volunteering at the Tri for a Cure and cheering participants on. Last but not least this organization takes great care in making sure that all volunteers and donors are properly thanked and kept informed on a consistent schedule as to where their monies are being spent and the back stories that go along with the funding. As a survivor I greatly appreciate the work they do and the manner in which they do it.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my travels to oncology offices throughout the state of Maine I am constantly reminded of how much the Maine Cancer Foundation does to help fight cancer right here in Maine. Whether it is funding research taking place at Jackson Labs or Maine Med Cancer Research Institute, or helping fund transportation in Eastern Maine, or providing scholarships for oncology nurses to further their education-- I hear sincere comments of gratitude everywhere I go. Keep up the good work MCF!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is really important to me that 100% of the funds that MCF raises stay here in the state of Maine helping Maine Physicians, Researchers and Patients.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in 5 of the 6 Tri for a Cure events and am astounded by the number of people positively impacted by the work Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) accomplishes. I have been touched personally by the work they do. In the last three years we have lost 3 immediate family members to cancer and have been uplifted with the hope inspired through advanced treatment options, new choices every year. In this event alone thousands are inspired by the stories and lives impacted by cancer and the positive energy and support felt by all who participate. It is hard to find an organization that touches people so personally and measurably impacts treatment and scientific advancement.

1 Janeen L.

Donor

Rating: 5

This past spring, I worked with my employer to organize a team to participate in Mary's Walk. Using the MCF website and tools made it effortless to set up the team, add members and raise funds. I have walked and supported walkers in past years but had no real idea of the incredible support system MCF has behind the scenes. It was a wonderful experience being part of one of their biggest fund raising events each year.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This year was my second year in the Tri for a Cure - what an amazing event and what a great organization Maine Cancer Foundation is! I am from Maine and I lost my dad to cancer. I am honored to be able to raise money for a cause that fights this horrible disease and keeps the money in Maine. I will Tri every year I am able.

1 Julie191

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm a three-time participant in the Tri for a Cure. This fundraising event is an incredible success story. It has been a real pleasure to donate my time and energy for such a great cause. Maine Cancer Foundation makes it easy.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Our family went through a terrible loss when our mom passed away from kidney cancer. My dad wanted to make a donation to the cancer foundation through Mary's Walk in Saco. My sister told my dad if he made the donation that she would walk. Well My family came together and we raised donations and walked in memory of our mom. This year we will do it again with hopes that out team grows. CANCER is one word and it can be beat. And it will be some day

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Maine Cancer Foundation has provided valuable seed funding to Maine Medical Center Research Institute for cancer research. Much of this research, done here in Maine, will contribute to international knowledge on the causes and treatment of cancer, and many of the projects seeded by MCF funds have gone on to receive larger sustaining NIH funding. MCF has primed the pump for research and kept our donations working here in Maine.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Camaraderie... Sisterhood.. community... neighbor helping neighbor.. empowering.. healing.. the Tri 4 Cure is a marvelously huge and successful event. An outpouring.. an outward expression of Love for the many lives effected. A collective determination to rewrite history about cancer in our lives. As a three time participant in the Tri 4 Cure.. I am so proud to contribute to such a professionally orchestrated worthy cause. Cali

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Even though my sister in law was facing a recurrence of her breast cancer in Alabama, we got information from the Maine Cancer Foundation. It was very helpful.

The research initiatives that Maine Cancer Foundation supports are impressive and provide a lot of hope that improved treatment and maybe a cure are within reach. I am very impressed how a relatively small organization does so much good. Thank you.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My mother was recently (a few months ago) diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Despite this devastating diagnosis, my family and I are so incredibly grateful to the Maine Cancer Center and to the Maine Cancer Foundation for all of the support we have received in the last few months. The community that is fostered in southern Maine through the Maine Cancer Foundation is amazing- from the care received at the Center to the events (my sister and a few family friends participated in the Twilight 5k fundraiser)- we are blessed to be a part of this community.The Maine Cancer Center is an invaluable part of the community because it provides much needed resources and support.

1 Jenny67

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

As a volunteer & past participant in the Tri for a Cure, I must say it was very well organized and communicated.

I have lost my sister, mother, friends and father in law to this disease. Often I ask myself how I will get through some of the 'tough' days when they are heavy on my mind and then I realize everyone has their own heartbreaking story, I am not alone. What was the most memorable & enjoyable part of the Tri, a life changing experience, was that I had the opportunity through activities or clinics to meet others that have been impacted by cancer too. This seemed to bring a real personal aspect of our efforts and empowered me to feel like I was making a difference!

Great organization!


1 C Lynn B.

Donor

Rating: 4

I participated in Tri for a Cure, a wonderfully run fund raiser with adequate information provided as to where and what the donations would be used for.

1 Stephanie155

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I was part of a 3 person relay team. I have to say that everything was wonderful. The race was seamless and felt like it was one of the top races I have participated in.

As a relay team member, I felt as though the relays were somewhat of an "afterthought" - the signs for where the relay members needed to transition were lacking and many volunteers didn't know much about where things were in relation to the relay team. The transition at the swim was a bit difficult since there were so many people, and the relays were at the far end making the transition harder. The place where we met our runner and joined in at the finish was poorly marked.

These things are minor and did not impact our overall performance, just would help to make things a little easier next time.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Maine Cancer Foundation's support has been instrumental to our organization, Hopsice of Southern Maine, in allowing us to provide direct assistance to cancer patients at the end of life, as well as to the family members of cancer patients. We are impressed by the Foundation's strong commitment to providing services to people living with cancer, and by the ease we've experienced in working with MCF through the grant application process. Our organization is very grateful to the Maine Cancer Foundation an d its donors and supporters for helping us to provide compassion, care and comfort to cancer patients. Thank you!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

We have recently conducted a colorectal cancer screening program with farmworkers in Maine with grant funding from MCF. Their staff has been extremely helpful, providing us with free educational materials specific to our population, informing us about networking opportunities with other providers working on CR Cancer, and checking in regularly to hear about our successes and challenges. They have offered insightful suggestions and information in order to help us improve our screening activities on several occasions. I appreciate both their flexibility, patience, and support for our screening program during its first year of implementation.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation is such a great organization. I have worked with them in the past to plant tulips for breat cancer awareness, as well as participated in the Tri for a Cure and Twilight 5k. All events were run with both professionalism and compassion, and I have always found any member of the team or staff to be a delight.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The current reality is that everyone is affected by cancer. Everyone knows a close friend or family member who has received this tragic diagnosis. Maine Cancer Foundation is working to ensure our future reality is dramatically different by funding innovative research aimed at eradicating cancer. I fully support their efforts since I know they are having an immediate impact and will have a tremendous world changing long-term impact.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Maine Cancer Foundation, it's Staff and Board of Directors, have been some of the most open-minded, clear thinking folks I have had the pleasure of working with over the past several years. Their willingness to learn about the details of the transportation services our Volunteer Drivers provide to allow people to access cancer care, has been truly energizing. Rather than being wedded to one perspective, they have been interested in supporting the program we have operated, and have offered to work collaboratively as we face new challenges with other funding streams.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In time of dwindling research funding support from the government, Maine Cancer Foundation plays an important role in supporting cutting-edge cancer research in Maine. The foundation's continual involvement in cancer research lays a strong platform for the development of better cancer therapies and brings enormous hope to cancer patients around the globe.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are all touched by Cancer, I have always wanted to participate in a physical event to support a good cause. So when I requested a slot in the TRI FOR A CURE, I was thrilled. It truly was a life changing experience, and I am more then ever aware of how blessed we are here in Maine to have such a great medical facility and staff, as well as a wonderfully strong Maine Cancer Foundation, whom are the helpful folks to support our amazing Medical facilities.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation, what are they all about? Leader in the Cancer Community, financial support for Cancer patients, Researchers, Oncology professionals and community Cancer Awareness. These efforts are supported through the many generous donations and impressive Fund Raising efforts. Thank you Maine Cancer Foundation you're on the top of my list for Non profits!

Review from Guidestar

1 Amanda104

Donor

Rating: 4

I love that this foundation works towards research and development of cures for all types of cancers that affect people of all ages. I also love that all the funding stays in my state to help support family, friends, and neighbors.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Love the events and how they touch the community of Maine! the money that is raised here stays here is such a great thing. People helping people and making great changes in the Cancer Community! Supporting research, education & patient support for Maine! Thank you MCF.

Review from Guidestar

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have spent time as both a fund raising event participant and a volunteer (event and administrative) for this organization. I believe that Maine Cancer Foundation does it's best to wisely utilize all the funds it raises to meet the needs of a wide variety of audiences in the cancer community in Maine. It provides funding that can make a difference for all types of cancer. MCF supports a wide range of activities from services to assist cancer patients today to grants which support research and education to make a difference in the future.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I applied for a scholarship for monies to assist me in going to Washington DC for a nursing conference. My application was handled efficiently and my questions answered promptly. The expectations were clearly defined and I was able to provide what was needed. I was able to attend the conference without being financially burdened and I really appreciated that.
I have given 4 stars vs 5 only because this was my first experience in dealing with a nonprofit organization in this depth and do not know what 5 stars would be.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MCF has done amazing work in supporting cancer patients and their families. Their support of cancer research has truly made a difference in our understanding and treatment of breast cancer.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation is a great resource that supports the researches fighting with cancer.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation was a resource for my Mom as she battled pancreatic cancer and an inspiration to me on my own breast cancer journey. We both experienced first hand wonderful care from our oncology nurses and nurse navigators. This warm experience was attributable in part to the training our nurses received thanks to funding from Maine Cancer Foundation. However, what is magical about Maine Cancer Foundation is the Tri for a Cure: an all women triathlon and major fundraiser for MCF. The Tri gave me a goal. I had hope, I knew I would survive, I was enveloped in a blanket of love, I had wonderful support, and volunteers cheering "you got this one girl". I am a survivor and a triathlete...how cool is that!! Thank you Maine Cancer!!!