Hannaford supermarkets recently donated $2,500 in Hannaford gift cards to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. These gift cards will be awarded to qualified Support Service Fund recipients who are in active treatment for breast cancer and are in need of temporary living expense support. These food cards provide important nutritional support for people receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
In addition, for the third consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers will be able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores, with all proceeds going to the Support Service Fund.
Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for their generous support, which makes a difference in the lives of Maine residents in need.
Photo, left to right: Bethany Zell, MBCC President; Jaclyn Silk, Bangor Savings Bank Assistant Vice President and branch manager of the State Street branch; Carol Beagan, MBCC Treasurer.
Currently, Medicare and many private insurance policies fail to cover the costs of the daily compression supplies people with lymphedema need to control their swelling. People who can’t afford these supplies are left with worsening lymphedema, which can lead to infections and even long-term disability.
MBCC President Bethany Zell wrote, "Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is the National Breast Cancer Coalition's global initiative to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. As leaders in the breast cancer movement and supporters of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we are committed to being a part of this important work."
Photo: MBCC volunteer Gail Murphy, fundraiser coordinator; Matt Howe, owner of of Sushi Maine