Spinning for the Tri!

Danielle Robinson
Friday, April 3, 2015

I’ve been training for the bike portion of the Tri for a Cure for about 9 weeks now with weekly spin classes and I’ve really been enjoying it. I wasn’t sure how much I would. Not having regularly exercised in about 5 years, I was pretty intimidated to go to a spin class.

Training for the swim begins!

Keva Crockett
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I have taken many different swimming lessons over the years, but I have never been a distance or competitive swimmer.  I've swum in lakes and pools over the years, but never swam much in the ocean. I am not even a fan of the deep end of the pool, but I’m going to have to get used to it.

Patient Transportation Assistance Program

The Patient Transportation Assistance Program covers 25 towns in the Mid Coast area - Arrowsic, Bath, Boothbay, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Bremen, Bristol, Brunswick, Camden, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, East Boothbay, Freeport, Harpswell, Lisbon, Litchfield, Nobleboro, Phippsburg, Richmond, South Bristol, South Portland, Topsham, Waldoboro, Waterville, Wiscasset, and Woolwich.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Patient Transportation Assistance Program $7,500 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2016 Patient Transportation Program $15,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2015 Patient Transportation Assistance Program $10,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2014 MCCM Patient Transportation Program $5,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2013 Patient Transportation Assistance Program $10,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation
2012 MCCM Brunswick Patient Transportation $5,000 Transportation Dean Snell Cancer Foundation

Connecting to Cancer Care

YCCAC's Connecting to Cancer Care is a strong partnership with the medical providers treating persons diagnosed with cancer. Need is measured by the number of referrals and direct calls received for patients seeking assistance with transportation to treatment for cancer.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2015 Connecting to Cancer Care $10,000 Transportation York County Community Action Corporation
2012 Connecting to Cancer Care $10,000 Transportation York County Community Action Corporation
2010 Connecting to Cancer Care $10,000 Transportation York County Community Action Corporation
2009 Connecting to Cancer Care $8,000 Transportation York County Community Action Corporation
2008 Connecting to Cancer Care $10,000 Transportation York County Community Action Corporation

The Maine Fund for Cancer Patients

The Maine Fund for Cancer Patents is not only a fund for transportation needs. That is one of the most common requests we receive, however. The fund is designed to meet the "practical needs" of patients, including help with utilities, rent, groceries, etc. 

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Maine Fund for Cancer Patients $4,000 Transportation The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2016 Sun Safety on the Slopes $5,750 Prevention The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2015 The Maine Fund for Cancer Patients $4,000 Transportation The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2015 Tobacco Treatment, Prevention, and Control in Androscoggin County $40,000 Education The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing
2014 Cancer Resource Advocate $48,291 Support The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope And Healing
2012 Space to Breathe $3,000 Support The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing

Commuity Transportation Program

A cancer diagnosis is a serious life challenge that touches all aspects of a person’s life and presents obstacles for both the patient and their family. Transportation to treatment and support services is an additional hurdle, and Community Concept’s believes cancer patients should not have to face the additional stress of worrying about how to get to and from the treatment they need.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Cancer Transportation $15,000 Transportation Community Concepts
2015 Commuity Transportation Program $10,000 Transportation Community Concepts
2013 Elder/Veterans Rides for Cancer Treatment & Support $10,000 Transportation Community Concepts
2012 Cancer Transportation Services $10,000 Transportation Community Concepts
2011 Transport to Care $7,500 Transportation Community Concepts
2009 Transportation To Care $5,000 Transportation Community Concepts

Healthcare Access Program

The Healthcare Access Program serves senior and disabled citizens and cancer patients. Presently our geographic boundaries include 32 towns throughout the four counties of Androscoggin, Cumberland, York and Oxford.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Healthcare Access Program $7,500 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2016 Healthcare Access Program $15,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2015 Healthcare Access Program $10,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2014 Cancer Patients Transportation Program $8,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2013 Transportation Service Network for Cancer Patients $10,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2012 Lake Region Transportation Program $8,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2011 Lakes Region Transportation Program $6,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services
2010 Lake Region Transportation Program $6,000 Transportation Lake Region Senior Services

Accessing Cancer Care

Penquis has successfully administered the Accessing Cancer Care program for four years. With this grant Penquis will provide rides to cancer treatment and support services for residents for Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties with a self-identified need for transportation services. We will also educate providers and the public about the availability of transportation for cancer treatment and support services.

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Access to Cancer Care $7,500 Transportation Penquis
2016 Accessing Cancer Care $15,000 Transportation Penquis
2015 Accessing Cancer Care $10,000 Transportation Penquis
2014 Ride to Health $5,000 Transportation Penquis
2013 Ride to Health $9,000 Transportation Penquis
2012 Ride to Health $15,000 Transportation Penquis

Access To Cancer Treatment

This proposal is to request funds to provide financial assistance to cancer patients to enable them to get to their cancer treatments, The Beth Wright Center serves Hancock and Washington Counties where most cancer patients must travel to Brewer to received their radiation treatments. The funds requested will all go to patients with need, all administrative costs will be borne by the Beth Wright Center. 

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 General Operating Support $15,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2017 Access to Cancer Treatment $7,500 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2016 Access to Cancer Treatment $15,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2015 Access To Cancer Treatment $7,000 Transportation Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2013 Evaluation of Financial Assistance Program $9,800 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2011 Funding for Program Coordinator Position $10,000 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2010 Housing Assistance for Cancer Patients in Hancock and Washington Counties $5,520 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2008 Committee To Tackle Cancer Issues in Washington County $2,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2006 Support Grant $2,200 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Support Grant $1,500 Support Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
2005 Real Life Science: Conversations on Cancer Research and Coping with Scientists from Jackson Lab $700 Education Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center

Pages