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Above: Maine Cancer Foundation Board President David Mitchell joined supporters from the Cancer Community Center on Saturday at Hadlock Field to receive a $20,000 donation presented by the Portland Seadogs and Intermed.

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We are very excited to welcome Aysha Sheikh as Maine Cancer Foundation's new Program Officer. 

Aysha will be working closely with the MCF leadership to develop our strategic plan, as well as oversee grant funding requests and awards. A key aspect of Aysha's role will be cultivating partnerships within Maine’s cancer community, and implementing new programs that serve the Foundation's mission. 

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Committee members and invited guests met on May 18 to celebrate the final fundraising total of the Mary's Walk & Kerrymen 5K fundraiser for 2015.

Pictured right, Jane Kerry and Gene Libby of the Mary's Walk committee present a check to Tara Hill, Executive Director of the Maine Cancer Foundation, for $232,000, the proceeds from the 17th annual Mary's Walk and Kerrymen 5K.

With this year's donation, Mary's Walk total contribution to support cancer research and patient support programs in Maine totals $2,527,193.

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“80% by 2018” is a shared goal to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

Falmouth, Maine. – Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives.  Maine Cancer Foundation today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS),  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).

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After a long cold Maine winter, it's hard to resist the urge to head outside and catch some rays. Don't forget: the sun's rays are surprisingly strong this time of year, and your skin is more vulnerable when it's pale.

Tips to help to prevent melanoma:

  • People with pale skin are more susceptible to burning and melanoma. 

  • Stay out of direct sunlight when the rays of the sun are the strongest.

  • Pick out an appropriate sunscreen and re-apply, especially if you get wet or perspire.