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.

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Benefit Car Wash in Gorham: Saturday, August 8
On Saturday, August 8th, the Gorham High School football team will be holding a car wash at Carter's Auto Service in Gorham.

They will be accepting donations, 100% of which will benefit the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.

The car wash organizer wrote, "Please help us support the cause against breast cancer."

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Pink Aroostook: Breast Health Program in Northern Maine

Pink Aroostook is a breast health program designed for support, advocacy, education and awareness of breast health issues in northern Maine. Pink Aroostook helps connect people diagnosed with breast cancer to local and national resources that may be able to provide financial and emotional support.

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SHARE: No-cost Services For Women Facing Breast or Ovarian Cancer
SHARE is a non-profit organization for women facing breast and ovarian cancer. Because a cancer diagnosis can be so overwhelming, SHARE makes it their mission to provide support services to those affected by these potentially fatal diseases.

Trained helpline volunteers, who are survivors themselves, offer emotional support to women as they go through treatment. Every year, SHARE’s Helplines live coverage provide immediate help to thousands of callers who need to talk to someone who has been there. SHARE offers not only hope and guidance, but also opportunities for women to make connections with others facing similar challenges.

From the SHARE website:

“We help them face their feelings and fears, communicate effectively with their doctors, and make informed decisions about their health, all at no charge. We also offer services to friends, family members, and caregivers who, along with their loved ones, share in the impact that a diagnosis of cancer can make on their lives.”

All services are free of charge. SHARE provides telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities. Call toll-free to talk to someone about breast or ovarian cancer -- in English, Spanish, and 10 other languages.

TOLL-FREE HELPLINE: 844-ASK-SHARE (844-275-7427)

Find out more at http://www.sharecancersupport.org/share-new/?

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Breast Cancer Facts & Figures

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through action and advocacy.

Click here for a few statistics that speak to the need to end this deadly disease.

 


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Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program: An Important Resource for Maine Women
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to create greater access to health care by getting more people covered by insurance. For women who have purchased coverage on the Marketplace or other privately purchased plans, but continue to be burdened by premiums, deductibles and co-pays that prevent them from receiving breast cancer screening services, the Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) can be a valuable resource for women needing breast and/or cervical cancer screening and follow-up services.

Program eligibility for MBCHP:
  • Women age 40 to 64, with the following exceptions:

  • Women 35-39 who have seen a doctor and need follow-up tests for a possible breast or cervical cancer;
  • Women 35-39 who have not had a Pap test in 5 or more years.

  • Maine resident (or New Hampshire resident located within 15 miles of the Maine state border), and;
  • Household income less than or equal to 250% of the current Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and;
  • Have no health insurance, or health insurance with high co-pays, deductibles or premiums;

  • Women receiving MaineCare or Medicare Part B are not eligible for MBCHP.

MBCHP enrollment is conducted over the phone in minutes:

call 1-800-350-5180; press 1


Important information for healthcare professionals:
Maine’s primary care providers are encouraged to continue referring women to MBCHP for screening and follow-up services for abnormal screening results. It is important to remember that even with the changes in health insurance laws and coverage, MBCHP is available to assist eligible women to gain access to needed breast and/or cervical cancer screening and follow-up services. Timely follow-up to abnormal screening results is critical to the early detection and treatment of cancer and pre-cancerous lesions.

Uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or undergoing treatment for breast or cervical cancer may qualify for MaineCare [Maine Medicaid Program] under the Maine Treatment Act. Call the MBCHP Case Manager/Patient Navigator to determine if your patient qualifies for treatment coverage [1-800-350-5180, Press 1 and ask for the Case Manager]. 

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Support Maine Breast Cancer Coalition by Shopping at AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Maine Breast Cancer Coalition every time you shop, at no cost to you.

How does it work?
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

How do I select Maine Breast Cancer Coalition to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
Click on the "Get started" button below.

I already have an Amazon account. Do I need to open a new account?
No. If you already have an Amazon.com account, you will use the same account on AmazonSmile.

More questions? Learn more about AmazonSmile

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition

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Join Us
We need your help!
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.

Click here to join online.

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.

Contact us to find out more. 

Click here to download and print our membership/donation form if you wish to mail a check for your membership. 

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