Penquis/The Lynx and CancerCare of Maine have joined forces
to provide transportation services or mileage reimbursement for medical treatment
of breast cancer, including diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation, support
groups, and more. Lynx volunteer drivers can pick up individuals
at their homes and bring them to treatment. The program also provides mileage reimbursement
at 21 cents per mile for those who transport themselves; also friends or family who
There is no income level requirement. The Ride to Wellness Program is funded by Susan G. Komen Maine® and the Maine Cancer Foundation.
For more information call The Lynx at 973-3695 or 1-866-853-5969.
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