Pink Aroostook is funded, in part, by a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation.
Pink Aroostook is a breast health program designed for support, advocacy, education and awareness of breast health issues in northern Maine. This program is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Maine Cancer Foundation.
Thanks to Cary Medical Center and collaborations with the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, the American Cancer Society and the Maine Breast & Cervical Health Program, Pink Aroostook helps connect people diagnosed with breast cancer to local and national resources which may be able to provide financial and emotional support.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Pink Aroostook hosts a Breast Cancer Support Group in the Chan Center of Cary Medical Center, the first and third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7PM. Breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to attend.
Pink Aroostook News
Pink Aroostook distributes an e-newsletter featuring recipes, articles, Pink Aroostook events and other information pertinent to breast and women’s health. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter, please subscribe here: PINK AROOSTOOK NEWS
Maine Breast & Cervical Health Program
Our project aims to make more women aware of a program under the Department Of Health and Human Services Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Funding from this program makes it possible to offer free mammograms and pap smears for women who qualify to increase early detection of cancer for women in Maine. Early detection is currently the best way to save the lives of women from breast and cervical cancer. To see if you qualify for no-cost screenings, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bohdcfh/bcp/index.htm
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Through corporate membership with the National Breast Cancer Coalition, we are seeking to help eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness. Please help us reach this goal by signing our petition to the President of the United States here: PRESIDENTIAL PETITION. Our goal is to obtain 290,000 signatures on this petition, one for each person who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. In Maine, 1,485 will be diagnosed this year. We are also seeking organizational endorsements for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020. For more information, visit: ORGANIZATIONAL ENDORSEMENT.
For more information on Pink Aroostook or to get involved, please email or call: