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Kids Cancer Walk
RUMFORD -- Are you interested in helping a child with cancer?
If so, call Sandee Welch at 364-2548/418-9650 to sign up for the Maine Children's Cancer Walk (MCCP), taking place on Saturday at the Hosmer Field Complez.
Sign up is 8-9 a.m., followed by the walk.
The MCCP is one of the only comprehensive cancer treatment centers for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders in Maine. Located in Scarborough, the clinic consists of 24 health professionals, including pediatric oncologists, hematologists, certified pediatric oncology nurses, social workers and research associates.
On average, between 50 and 60 children and adolescents are newly diagnosed each year and begin treatment at MCCP. The program strives not only to cure cancer in as many children as possible, but also to support families through the experience of living with childhood cancer and blood related disorders.
The program relies on community support to provide the best and highest quality care to patients and their familes. Funds raised help pay for things these children need like state-of-the-art equipment, psychosocial services and research to help find a cure for childhood cancer.