I was diagnosed with colon cancer in June of 2017 at the age of 41. After surgery and six months of chemotherapy, I have been spending the first part of 2018 rebuilding strength and making every effort to live a healthy and joyful life: more kale, more exercise, more traveling, and more time with family and friends. I am grateful for the ability to walk in this event and to do so (metaphorically, as I'm sure she'll be running!) along with the fabulous Suzie Satterfield, who stepped right in to help us in the hospital only days (hours?) after my diagnosis. Friends, cancer is stupid. If you can afford to donate to the good folks at Maine Cancer Foundation to prevent this disease and to help those of us who have been hit with it to survive, please do.
About Maine Cancer Foundation:
Maine Cancer Foundation was started in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens eager to do more for Maine in the fight against cancer. We lead a state-wide effort to foster and grow the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available to the people of Maine through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building.
We are proud of our record of accomplishment, and we invite you to join us in this grand vision: a future where cancer is no longer a threat to our loved ones.
Foster Prevention Practices: The best cancer is the one that never occurs. Prevention strategies have a proven impact on cancer incidence rates. The Foundation supports state-wide prevention efforts, focusing on smoking, healthy lifestyles and preventative care.
Increase Cancer Screening: Early detection saves lives. Several cancers have well-developed treatments but all cancers have better patient outcomes when detected early. The Foundation supports programs that improve and increase early detection and screening efforts.
Improve Patient Outcomes: Maine lives matter. The Foundation supports efforts to improve patient outcomes through patient impact programs, the adoption of new technologies and investment in scientific research for the next generation of treatments.
Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of funds raised by the Foundation are used to benefit the people of Maine.