As we go through the process of closing our organization, we are continuing to accept Support Service Fund applications for those needing financial assistance until October 30, 2020. We are funding these qualified applicants through our remaining third-quarter funds, and we are deeply grateful to all of our supporters who have made this possible! However, as of October 1, we are no longer able to accept donations to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.
In its 20 years of existence, the Support Service Fund of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition has awarded grants totaling over $2.3 million to more than 4,500 Maine residents and for this accomplishment, we are so proud and grateful. We could not have done it without our incredibly dedicated Support Service Fund program assistant and the MBCC volunteers who have comprised the Support Service Fund committee through the years. Additionally, the generosity of our collaborative partners, granting agencies, volunteer members, business and individual fundraisers and supporters has been essential to our success and remarkable to witness.
Updated information will continue to be available on our website at mainebreastcancer.org as well as our Facebook page at facebook.com/mainebreastcancer.
Again, we thank you for your partnership and for your role in the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s contributions to those living with and at risk for breast cancer in Maine throughout our 26 years as a coalition and the 20 years of our Support Service Fund!
Our Support Service Fund program assistant and volunteer committee members work from their own homes, so we will be able to continue processing applications received by October 30, 2020. After that date, the Support Service Fund will be permanently closed to applications. (Please see the "Important Update" statement on the left.)
With cancer patients being one of the populations most vulnerable to the current COVID-19 threat that we are facing in Maine and around the world, it is imperative that we all work together to get through this and closely follow the guidelines suggested by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).
You can find the most current and reliable information about COVID-19 in Maine by visiting the Maine CDC website at https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml