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Maine Children's Cancer Program Events

Maine Children's Cancer Program Walk

Mark your calendar for the 36th annual Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk on Saturday, September 16th, 2023! Since 1986, communities across Maine have come together on the third 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.

Strike Out Cancer in Kids

Every baseball season, MCCP partners up with the Portland Sea Dogs and other community sponsors to embark on a season-long fundraising program to support the patients at MCCP. In its 29 years, Strike Out Cancer in Kids has raised important awareness surrounding childhood cancer within our community and raised over $5 million to support the patients and families treated at MCCP.

MCCP Maine Marathon Team

Each year, a group of dedicated runners known as Team MCCP lace up to run in support of our young patients and families at MCCP. Whether you run in the Maine Marathon or commit to a Marathon Run Streak Challenge, every mile and every dollar raised counts in the fight against childhood cancer. This year, we're proud to be a beneficiary of the 2023 Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon!

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.



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 Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and considers the Oncologists, nurses and staff at Maine Children’s Cancer Program his friends. To read more about Griffin and his fight against cancer, click here.