Early-Bird Special For Mary's Walk & the Kerrymen 5K

Register for Mary's Walk or the Kerrymen 5K before midnight on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, and you'll receive a FREE Mary's Walk shirt!

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Mark your calendars! The the 18th annual Mary's Walk and Kerrymen 5K are back on Sunday, March 20th in downtown Saco.

Earlybird registration for walkers, runners and teams is now open. Claim your spot before January 1st, and receive a free "Mary's Walk" shirt!

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I have a shorter post than usual this month because the story is simple:

Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer death in Maine.

I'll say it again: tobacco is the leading cause of cancer death in Maine.

Lung cancer rates in Maine are consistently and significantly higher than the U.S. average, and not just a little higher: 30% higher.

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Left to Right: Stewart Vreeland, Tara Hill, Kelly Barden

Freeport, Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation was named recipient of the "Midge Vreeland Service Award," at the annual conference of the Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC).

Named in honor of the late Midge Vreeland, the Maine Public Relations Council Midge Vreeland Public Service Award recognizes a public relations professional or organization whose efforts help the greater good and embodies the core principles held by Midge -- integrity, commitment to community service and a willingness to advance organizations and their causes.

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Together, the Maine Cancer Consortium and Maine Cancer Foundation want to announce an exciting change for both organizations, one that we hope to announce formally on January 1st, 2016.

For several years now, Maine Cancer Foundation has worked closely with the Maine Cancer Consortium, a coalition of over 100 Maine-based organizations and individuals with oncology expertise who are focused on working together to reduce cancer rates in Maine.