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Maine Children's Cancer Program Events

Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk

Mark your calendar for the 37th annual Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP) Walk on Saturday, September 14th, 2024! Since 1986, communities across Maine have come together in Saturday in September to walk in solidarity with local children fighting cancer and blood disorders. This special event, often referred to as a “family reunion” for our community, provides our patients and families the opportunity to honor those fighting cancer, celebrate those in remission, and remember those who are no longer with us. Learn more about the Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk.

Strike Out Cancer in Kids

Each baseball season, MCCP partners with the Portland Sea Dogs and other community sponsors on fundraising program to support MCCP patients. In its 30 years, Strike Out Cancer in Kids has raised important awareness of childhood cancer within our community and raised over $5 million to support MCCP patients and families. Learn more about Strike Out Cancer in Kids.

MCCP Maine Marathon Team

Each October for over a decade, a dedicated group of runners known as Team MCCP has come together to run in the Maine Marathon with one common goal: to support the patients and families receiving life-saving care at MaineHealth Maine Children's Cancer Program. This special team is made up of patients' loved ones, MCCP caregivers and clinicians, and selfless community members who simply want to make a meaningful difference for local kids facing unfathomable challenges. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first timer, there's a race for everyone: choose from the relay, half marathon, or go the distance with the full marathon! Learn about the MCCP Maine Marathon Team

Moonlight Challenge at Pleasant Mountain

Calling all ski, snowboard, and winter lovers – the MCCP Moonlight Challenge is a great way to embrace your love of the great outdoors, all while raising funds and awareness for local kids fighting cancer and blood disorders.

Sanford Elks Events

The Sanford Elks Lodge #1470 MCCP Committee holds events throughout the year to raise money and spread awareness. Learn more about the Sanford Elks Events.



Learn about our 2019 Slugger Kid - Griffin

Griffin has been through more in his four years then most will in lifetime. From bone marrow aspirations, monthly lumbar punctures with anesthesia, at times weekly IV chemotherapies and blood transfusions to hundreds of oral chemotherapies he has shown more strength and bravery then we could ever imagine. He has spent weeks on end at MaineHealth Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and considers the oncologists, nurses and staff at Maine Children’s Cancer Program his friends. Read more about Griffin and his fight against cancer.