Two of the MBCC volunteers reported on what they learned and experienced at the Summit. Read their articles here:
Photo, left to right: Patrick O'Neil, Legislative Aide to Senator Angus King; Laurel Bezanson, MBCC Advocacy Committee; Nancy Greene, MBCC Advocacy Committee; Rosemarie LeGasse, Support Service Fund Program Assistant and MBCC volunteer; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund Committee member; Lieutenant Commander Dennis Wischmeier, Defense Fellow with Senator Angus King
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Saturday, October 27
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor
Lewiston, ME 04240
AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap today announced the 10-year anniversary of the initial release of Maine Breast Cancer Support specialty license plate, which raises funds to combat breast cancer in Maine.
The plates were first made available to the public on October 1, 2008. Today, there are 25,002 of these “pink ribbon” plates on the road, which have raised $3,141,385, with more than $2,950,047 going to the Breast Cancer Support Services Fund over the past 10 years.
“I am proud that the State of Maine has been a leader in the fight against breast cancer. It’s nearly impossible to find someone whose life has not been touched by cancer, whether they’ve experienced it personally or through the journey of a family member, friend or coworker. And that’s probably why this plate is so popular,” said Secretary Dunlap. “The pink ribbon license plates have allowed Mainers in every community to make their voice heard and to contribute to this ongoing battle. The funds raised by these plates make a difference in people’s lives throughout the state.”
In addition, 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 Fundapplicants 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
and to all the generous shoppers who make donations. These donations will make a difference
in the lives of Maine residents in need.