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Sponsored by: Maine Cancer Foundation
Updated: September 26, 2022 2022 Giving Guide

Maine Cancer Foundation

2023 Goals

Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) is here for whatever tomorrow may hold. We are always looking for new ways to reduce the impact of cancer for every Mainer in all 16 counties. 1 in 3 Mainers will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. In response to these challenging statistics, MCF remains committed to reducing the burden of cancer through grant-based financial support and coalition building. Feedback from cancer stakeholders across the state and ongoing evaluation of MCF’s own efforts have led us to focus our grantmaking on the following three pillars:

Cancer Prevention: The best way to beat cancer is to prevent it from occurring. MCF supports statewide prevention efforts, focusing on reducing smoking, promoting healthy lifestyles, and providing access to health care that includes cancer prevention.

Early Detection and Screening: Finding cancer early, when it is most treatable and beatable, saves lives. MCF supports programs that improve and increase early detection and screening efforts.

Improve Patient Outcomes: Every Mainer deserves access to the best possible care, regardless of their income level or where they live. MCF supports programs to improve cancer patient support, provide patient navigation, and ensure access to transportation to vital cancer care. In addition, MCF serves as the backbone organization for Maine’s Impact Cancer Network (MICN), Maine’s statewide cancer coalition. MCF contributes funding, staffing, and administrative support to keep Maine’s cancer community connected and working together to achieve meaningful goals. MICN partnered with the Maine CDC to develop the 2021-2025 Maine Cancer Plan which provides a roadmap for all Mainers who want to reduce the harmful of effects of cancer in our state.

Fundraising/Event Opportunities

Every dollar raised by our events goes directly to Maine communities.

Sugarloaf Charity Summit, Jan. 28, 2023, Carrabassett Valley – Join Sugarloafers, old and new, for the Charity Challenge on the slopes, return of the Ball, and auction.

Mary’s Walk, March 19, 2023, Saco – Celebrating its 25th year, this family-friendly community effort has raised nearly $4 million for MCF.

Tri for a Cure, July 16, 2023, South Portland – Maine’s only all-women triathlon is also Maine’s largest single-day fundraiser.

Giving Opportunities

  • Sponsor MCF events to showcase your business’ commitment, community engagement, and passion to fight cancer.
  • Register to participate in our events.
  • Create your own Community Fundraiser. We welcome creative fundraising efforts from supporters across the state doing everything from bake sales to hosting Facebook birthday fundraisers to school events.
  • Donate in honor or in memory of a loved one, make a gift of stock, or support a participant in one of our events.
  • Establish your legacy with a planned gift.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Event volunteers are critical to our success. Watch for online sign up for all of our events.
  • Maine’s Impact Cancer Network (MICN) is comprised of members from nonprofit organizations, the business community, those with lived experience with cancer, and government representatives and organizations. This 500-member state cancer coalition hosts Task Forces in a number of areas like cancer prevention, screening, rehabilitation, survivorship, and more. Join us by giving your time and talent to MCF.
2022 Tri for a Cure Cancer Survivor Banner