This is not a real headline- a single car accident that killed and injured so many would spark an instant outcry with demands for improvements to our roads and improvements to automobile safety.
And yet: more than 3,100 people in Maine will die of cancer this year, and another 8,200 will diagnosed at some stage of the disease. Where is the demand for change?
(Above: Jay Collins Announces Challenge Cancer 2020 plan at the McKernan Center.)
South Portland, Maine. An ambitious new plan to cut Maine’s cancer rates 20% by the year 2020 was announced on Wednesday by Jay Collins, Maine Cancer Foundation Board Member and VP, International Operational Execution at WEX Inc.
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.
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.
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.