Cancer Patient Transportation Grants Announced

This spring, Maine Cancer Foundation awarded funding to six Maine organizations in an effort to increase access to care for cancer patients in our state.  The six organizations received a combined total of $79,000 in grant funding. 

Due to Maine’s rural and diverse geography, many cancer patients struggle to get the care they need given the distance they must travel for treatment. Maine Cancer Foundation is one of only a few organizations in our state dedicated to helping cancer patients with transportation.  We are proud to support this work and are committed to addressing transportation challenges for cancer patients in Maine.


Our selected grant recipients include:


Year Issued Title Grant Amount Given Grant Category Organization  

Maine Fund for Cancer Patients

$4,000 Transportation The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing



Patient Transportation Program

$15,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation


Dean Snell Cancer Foundation

Cancer Transportation

$15,000 Transportation Community Concepts


Community Concepts

Accessing Cancer Care

$15,000 Transportation Penquis



Access to Cancer Treatment

$15,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center


Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

Healthcare Access Program

$15,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services



Monday, May 16, 2016