Thank You!

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The Red Sox Foundation is giving away $10,000 to one charity in each New England state. Help us make an even bigger impact on cancer by voting for Maine Cancer Foundation!

Two minutes could help win $10,000 for Maine!

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Everyone knows cancer is a life-altering experience, but not everyone is aware of the staggering cost of cancer. Individuals and nations both struggle with the financial repercussions of fighting cancer. There is an excellent report from National Public Radio's "Living Cancer" series that digs deeper into some of the unexpected costs of cancer. Here's seven quick facts about cancer costs that might surprise you:

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"I was lucky when I was diagnosed."

"Like all cancer survivors, the reason I am called a survivor is pretty simple. Someone I have never met participated in a walk that I have never heard of somewhere in this world that I will probably never visit. That money went to a doctor that I will never know, who decided to use that money to cure my cancer. I was lucky."

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The Libby and Kerry families, the Mary's Walk Committee and all our volunteers join the Maine Cancer Foundation in thanking all of our participants, supporters and businesses for another fabulous outcome.

With your help we have raised close to $280,000 to support Maine based cancer research and patient support programs. It is truly a team and community wide effort in the fight against cancer.

Every dollar advances the cause; every step moves us closer to a cure through research. Please join us next year for the 18th Mary's Walk and Kerrymen 5K. Slancha!

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Starting Monday night on PBS: "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" a documentary based on the award-winning book. We strongly recommend this series to anyone interesting in learning about the history- and future of cancer in our world.