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MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION

Here For Tomorrow

aka Maine Cancer   |   Falmouth, ME   |  www.mainecancer.org

Mission

Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of the funds raised are used to benefit the people of Maine. We lead a state-wide effort to advance the most promising and effective cancer-fighting tools available, through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building. We invest in prevention to stop cancer before it starts, early detection to find cancer when it is treatable and beatable, and access to the best possible care regardless of income or geography.

Ruling year info

1977

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Kelly Martin

Main address

170 US Route 1 Suite 250

Falmouth, ME 04105 USA

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Formerly known as

Maine Cancer Research and Education Foundation

EIN

01-0351077

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Cancer (G30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Maine experiences higher than average cancer rates, and we exist to try to change that story.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cancer Prevention

We invest in cancer prevention programs to stop cancer before it starts. We fund youth tobacco prevention, tobacco cessation, sun safety, HPV vaccinations and education on healthy lifestyles.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We fund cancer screening programs to encourage regular screenings to find cancer when it is treatable and beatable. Many cancers, when caught early, can be stopped and lives saved.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We fund access to care for cancer patients to ensure the best possible outcomes. Programs we fund include patient transportation and housing, patient navigation, and patient support.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We invest in ground-breaking cancer research with the capacity to dramatically impact the people of Maine. One current project involves an early detection screening tool for breast cancer.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Maine Cancer Foundation serves as the backbone of Maine's Impact Cancer Network (MICN). MICN's aim is to include community members and professionals across Maine, ensuring input and action from those with lived experience with cancer, non-profits, businesses, and government.

MICN is led by the Leadership Roundtable, a group of individuals representing each of the four sectors who provide overall strategic guidance and leadership to the Cancer Network. Within the group are individuals or organizations working collaboratively to address the Cancer Network’s common agenda. These groups, Task Forces, are time limited, work on specific projects, and evolve with the work and include:
Association of Maine Cancer Support Centers
Employer Strategies Task Force
Obesity Task Force
Rehabilitation and Survivorship Task Force
Transportation Task Force
Prevention and Early Detection

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2012

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The primary goal of Maine Cancer Foundation is to identify and fund efforts in Maine that measurably decrease the cancer incidence and mortality rates in our state with a primary focus on prevention, early detection, and access to care. The secondary goal of the Foundation is to identify partners and programs that can help the entire state collaborate to improve the quality of life and post-treatment outcomes for cancer patients and their families.

We accomplish our goals by:
- Issuing grants throughout the year to qualifying programs (Organizations must be located in Maine or serve Maine citizens)
- Seeking qualified members of the community to join our grant selection committees
- Raising money to fund our grant programs
- Reviewing grantee outcomes bi-annually
- Reporting on the findings of our grantees annually to our membership and the wider public
- Acting as a "trusted agent" to the larger Maine cancer community to facilitate the flow of resources and information

At our current size, Maine Cancer Foundation is able to fund more than 20 organizations annually. These are typically health care systems, community health programs, hospitals, and community programs. These grants range from $10,000 - $300,000 and can range from 1-3 years.

We are also able to fund assessments and reports on various issues that impact cancer treatment in Maine - for example a comprehensive assessment of transportation barriers and options in the state.

We believe that cancer can be challenged and that a cancer-free future is possible. While countless millions of dollars are hard at work searching for a cure, we believe that prevention is the only sure-fire cure. We aim to educate Mainers on lifestyle changes they can take to protect their health, knowing that 50% of all cancers can be prevented. Likewise, when cancer is found early, treatment options are multiplied and their efficacy is increased. Colon cancer, for example, can be fully prevented when pre-cancerous polyps are found early through routine colonoscopies and removed. Lastly, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, we ensure that patients in the most rural parts of the state have access to transportation so they may receive the best possible care, regardless of their financial circumstances. At the end of 2020, we will have invested over $15M in all sixteen counties in Maine to change the story of cancer in our state.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 09/05/2022
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Board chair

Mr. Jay Collins

WEX Inc

Term: 2020 - 2022

Jay Collins

WEX Inc.

Laura Davis Rinck

Rinck Advertising

Dana Lesniak

Unum

Matthew Libby

Monaghan Leahy

Sarah Rines

MaineHealth

Caroline Zimmerman

MaineHealth

Stephan Bachelder

Preti Flaherty

John Benoit

Cross Insurance

Linda Halleran

Town & Country Federal Credit Union

Justin Lamontagne

NAI The Dunham Group

Kathie Marquis-Girard

Retired, Education

Laura Pfeiffenberger

Spinnaker Trust

Devon Evans

New England Cancer Specialists

Katie Rutherford

Frannie Peabody Center

Amy Beveridge

WMTW Channel 8

Brenda Farnham

Northern Light

Lenroy Shaw

Morgan Stanley