Thank You!

It was a wonderful sunny day in Saco for the 16th annual Mary's Walk! We're still processing all of your donations, but we estimate we raised over $300,000 to help fight cancer here in Maine! Thank you!

A large set of photos from Sunday are availble online, thanks to Richard Peterson.

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Posted on:
08/14/2014

“WITCHES WEAR PINK” is a growing group of dedicated women who have joined hands to strengthen the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life time. About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and nearly 40,000 lives will be lost. Our goal is to help lower these statistics by raising money for breast cancer research, preventative care medicine and the women’s cancer fund. All fundraising for our 2014 event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation.

When: Saturday, October 18th, Witching Hours 6 - 10pm

Where: The Woodlands Country Club, 39 Woods Road, Falmouth, ME


Posted on:
08/05/2014

Dedication Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, August 10th at  10am.

by Kayla J. Collins kayla@keepmecurrent.com

SACO - A 2-mile section of the Eastern Trail that runs from Clark Street behind Thornton Academy to the trail kiosk on Route 1 by Hannaford is being dedicated by the city of Saco to Mary Kerry Libby, for which the annual Mary’s Walk is named.

“We’re dedicating a piece of the trail and naming it ‘Mary’s Walk’ so that Mary Libby will always be in the thoughts and prayers of the people who use the trail 365 days a year, rather than just on one day,” said Saco’s Mayor Don Pilon, referring to the annual Mary’s Walk and Kerrymen Pub 5K, which was held March 16.

Pilon announced the trail dedication at the event, which raises money for the Maine Cancer Foundation. It was organized in 1999 in memory of Mary Kerry Libby, a well-known Saco resident who died of cancer in 1997.


Posted on:
07/31/2014

Last year, Maine Cancer Foundation commissioned a first-of-its-kind statewide needs assessment for Maine's cancer communities, including: patients and their caregivers, treatment professionals, ancillary care providers, healthcare administrators,  cancer researchers, and those in the policy/advocacy arena. 

Our objective was to talk to the folks on the front line of the fight against cancer in Maine and build a comprehensive picture of best practices, gaps and opportunities for future improvement. 

Download the 2014 Needs Assessment Report


Posted on:
07/16/2014

Who are those mysterious masked scientists?!?! 

We can't wait for Saturday- not only are we kicking off the Tri for a Cure Expo, we'll be announcing 7 Maine-based cancer researchers selected to receive a combined $839,000 in support for their studies!

Stay tuned! We're very proud of Maine's contribution to cancer research!


Posted on:
07/07/2014

Maine Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce the new slate of officers to our Board of Directors. 

David Mitchell, President

David serves as Vice President, Investments at the Portland Harbor Group of Raymond James in Portland, Maine. David joined Maine Cancer Foundation’s board in 2007 and was appointed to a second term in 2010. David received a BS from the University of Maine and his MBA from the University of Southern Maine. David lives in Falmouth with his wife Kristen and their four boys, Peyton, Brady, Jacoby and Beckham.


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