My best friend Holly Bennett was a fighter. She tried to so hard to fight this terrible disease. However she passed away June 23, 2017 just a few short weeks after last years Twilight 5k. I find more beauty in the birds and the flowers these days because of her. These were some of her favorite things and they make me smile. Speaking of smiles, hers was one that you can never forget. She was with me when I had a life long reminder of us tattooed on my wrist a month before she passed away. She helped with the design and it is significant to us. She was so special. I once again am participating in the Twilight 5k in memory of her. Let's work together to raise money for cancer research here in Maine! All funds stay in state.
Twilight 5K Thursday, June 7, 2018 to benefit Maine Cancer Foundation. Please consider a donation of any size. Every dollar counts!
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.