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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW - CANS FOR A CURE 2020

It's going virtual this year for safety reasons, but we still need your help. Starting October 5th through October 31st, you will be able to donate online!

That's the new way of helping, but the reasoning behind why remains the same. 

This is the 18th year doing Cans for a Cure and throughout those years I’ve met so many people who have been touched by breast cancer. Some are no longer with us and some are survivors!

Then my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer and then my mom passed away.

 

Cans for a Cure took on a whole new meaning and importance. The Dempsey Center (formerly the Cancer Community Center), helped my mom when none of us knew what to do. She was connected to a volunteer cancer mentor here in Maine while she was in Idaho - and they hit it off. They would talk about treatments (Mary Ann had the same cancer as my mom) and they would talk kids (they both had kids) and they would just simply talk.

It made my mom less scared about the process to speak to someone who had been down the road.

That's why I pour my heart and soul into Cans for a Cure to raise money for people impacted by cancer by supporting organizations like the Dempsey Center and the Maine Cancer Foundation to make sure those services they provide, those vital services, remain free for Mainers fighting cancer.

I'm sure you have your own reasons why you help. I am grateful for every single nickel.

Thank you for your support,

Lori Voornas

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ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES

 

DEMPSEY CENTER services make life better for people managing the impact of cancer. With locations in Lewiston and South Portland, Dempsey Center provides specialized individual and family support designed to ease the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. All services are provided at no cost. To learn more, visit dempseycenter.org.

 

MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine, with 100% of funds raised by the Foundation used to benefit the people of Maine. MCF’s Challenge Cancer 2020 initiative is working to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine 20% by 2020 through prevention, screening and early detection, and access to the highest quality care for every Mainer.  Learn more at mainecancer.org.

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