Mission Statement
We are dedicated to making a positive difference in the health of Maine people through:
  • Service through financial support for underserved people with breast health or breast cancer needs. Click here for information or to download a Support Service Fund Application.
  • Advocacy for breast cancer research and legislation
  • Education to promote knowledge about breast cancer and quality care. Click here for breast cancer or breast health resources.

"Think Pink Luncheon" October 24 in Caribou
Press release by Bethany Zell of Pink Aroostook:

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cary Medical Center’s Women’s Imaging Center and Pink Aroostook have partnered with the Caribou Business and Professional Women (BPW) to bring some fabulous guest speakers to Aroostook County for the Think Pink Luncheon. The event will be held on Friday, October 24th in the Chan Center at Cary Medical Center in Caribou from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  

Our guest speakers are both breast cancer survivors who will educate on breast cancer risk and the importance of knowing your own body. Carol Matyka, MA, is the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Volunteer Field Coordinator for Massachusetts and leads the State's grassroots advocacy efforts to further NBCC's legislative and public policy agenda. In 1997, Ms. Matyka helped found CARE Advocates at Tufts Medical Center, a patient advocacy group that promotes advocate involvement in programs for breast cancer patients and their families. In 2009, she joined Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Breast Cancer Advocates, a group that focuses on collaborating on translational research to improve clinical care. In 2013, she was selected for a seat on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (NAC). Her message will encourage people to look beyond pink ribbons to the end of breast cancer.

Our second speaker, Nancy Greene, LCPC, a breast cancer survivor and National Breast Cancer Coalition advocate from southern Maine, will briefly share her story and how breast density played a role in her breast cancer experience. Tours of the Women’s Imaging Center will also be available.  

Coincidentally, the Think Pink Luncheon also falls during National Business Women’s Week. We will use this time to recognize the business women of Aroostook County for their contribution to our county communities. Attendees will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, receive a complimentary goodie bag and have the opportunity to win one of several door prizes. The Think Pink Luncheon promises to be a relaxing and enjoyable event.

The $10 admission will be used to support both, the Caribou BPW’s Scholarship Program which helps local individuals defray the expensive costs of higher education AND Pink Aroostook, a county-wide breast health program. The two organizations will each receive $5 from every admission for local, Aroostook County initiatives.

To register, please call or email Bethany Zell by October 17, 2014 at 207-551-4284 or bzell@carymed.org.


What Better Time to Join MBCC Than Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

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Show your support and join us in our efforts. Annual memberships supply critical funding for our volunteer-based non-profit organization’s general operating costs and make it possible for us to continue our important work. Memberships are available in various levels for both individuals and businesses.

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In addition to annual membership, please consider becoming involved as an active volunteer. We welcome your participation in our ongoing committees at a level that is most comfortable for you.

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It's Easy to Donate to the Support Service Fund This October at Your Local Hannaford Supermarket!
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Hannaford Supermarkets will make it easy for its customers in Maine to help individuals receiving breast cancer treatment.

Throughout October, Hannaford customers may donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local store to support the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund.

The donation program will be available at all Maine Hannaford stores.

Earlier this year, Hannaford Supermarkets made a generous donation to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition of $2,500 worth of food cards, which were awarded to Support Service Fund applicants who needed support for living expenses and nutrition while in breast cancer treatment.

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for their support. The donations made at local Hannaford stores this October will make a big difference in the lives of Maine residents in need.

Designing Women Fine Art and Craft Show to Benefit Caring Connections

Designing Women, a non-profit volunteer corporation that works directly with organizations that benefit women and girls in local communities, will host their annual Bangor show at Husson University's Center for Family Business located at 1 College Circle on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00am through 4:00pm.

Designing Women's highly-anticipated, annual, juried holiday show will feature over twenty local female artisans who will display their high quality and beautifully handcrafted pottery, paintings, jewelry, glasswork, hand-woven clothing and accessories, home accents, lotions and balms, and sculptural ceramic art.

The suggested $2.00 door donation and all lunch/refreshment proceeds will be directly donated to Caring Connections.


Maine Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Meeting: November 15
The annual membership meeting of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Waterville. Election of officers for 2015 will be held at this time, and the budget for the next fiscal year will be presented. All MBCC members are invited to attend.

The Board of Directors' annual meeting will be held concurrent to the general membership meeting.

The meeting is being hosted by Nancy Beadling at the office of Allied Health Advantage at 120 Drummond Avenue Suite 2 in Waterville. (We will convene at 9:00 a.m. and plan to adjourn at 12:00. Coffee, muffins, and fruit will be provided.)

Any changes to the scheduled meeting will be posted on the MBCC website by 24 hours prior to the meeting. You may confirm the date, time, and location at www.mainebreastcancer.org or by calling 1-800-928-2644.

Please RSVP using our contact form or at our toll-free number by November 11 if you plan to attend. Driving directions will be provided following your RSVP.


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