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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: 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.

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: 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: Maine

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

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

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!

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.

1

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!

2

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.