American Cancer Society
More than half of all cancer deaths can be prevented by being tobacco-free, eating healthy, being physically active and getting recommended cancer screenings. Providing everyone with the opportunity to have a healthy lifestyle and true access to cancer screenings - like mammograms and colonoscopies - could save thousands of lives every year.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, including development of screening guidelines, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
As the Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change, including working to pass laws at every level of government that are proven to help prevent and detect cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org
Be The Match
Be The Match is the largest and most diverse blood stem cell/marrow donor registry in the world. The best chance at a cure for patients with blood cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma is often a blood stem cell or marrow transplant. When patients cannot find a matching donor in their family, they come to the Be The Match Registry (22 million and counting!) to find that life-saving donor. Registering consist of a simple 5 – 10 minute digital registration form and completing a cheek swab kit Be The Match mails directly to your address! Those 18 – 44 years of age can register free of charge.
A national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization – provides education, prevention, and support for the most serious form of skin cancer.
Maine Cancer Foundation
Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of the funds we raise are invested back into our communities to benefit the people of Maine. We also know that we can change the story of cancer in Maine. Nearly 50% of all cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices; 1/3 of cancer deaths can be avoided with early detection; and 100% of people facing cancer need access to the best care Maine can provide, no matter where they live or how much money they make
What was known as the Maine Tobacco HelpLine and the QuitLink have come together as the Maine QuitLink. No services are going away, the same trusted quit support that has served Maine for the past twenty years is still available, with expanded offerings.
The Maine QuitLink offers a variety of digital and phone based programs to meet individuals where they are in their quitting process. Phone coaching, web coaching and individual services to become tobacco-free and vape-free are accessible, at no cost, by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or by visiting MaineQuitLink.com.
You can also take steps to protect your family and loved ones from the health risks of secondhand smoke. Take the pledge to take it outside and keep your home smoke-free. Join over 12,000 Mainers and take the smoke-free homes pledge today.
New England Donor Services
Every day, lives are saved and improved by the gift of life, sight and health through organ and tissue donation. Today more than 110,000 men, women and children in our country are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Visit https://registerme.org/ to sign up to save lives. Many cancer survivors want to help other people by becoming organ donors. It’s possible for many people who’ve had cancer to donate, but it varies by cancer type and medical condition. If you want to donate, it’s OK to list yourself as a donor on your driver’s license, state ID or by registering online at RegisterMe.org.
WinterKids is committed to helping children be active and exploring outside in the winter, and year-round. During the darker, colder days of winter, kids tend to hibernate. We make it our mission to get kids off the couch, away from their desk, and into the great outdoors. To this end, we offer and array of innovative, outdoor public health programs for families, schools and communities in all 16 counties of Maine. Our programs aim to build healthy habits in young children to prevent obesity and obesity-related programs such as cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. We increase outdoor physical activity through the WinterKids App, offering winter sports at 80+ winter sports areas; the WinterKids Winter Games, a physical activity and nutrition challenge in elementary schools; and, with teacher trainings and outdoor family events statewide. Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. We are proud to support the Dempsey Center in their efforts. For more information on WinterKids programs, please visit www.winterkids.org and our social channels.