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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

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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!

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!