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POSTPONED: Christine B. Foundation
April 4 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
POSTPONED: After carefully monitoring the COVID-19 virus and it’s effects within our community, The Christine B Foundation will be postponing this year’s Bangor Region Cancer Conference: The Cancer Journey-From Surviving To Thriving. The safety of the event speakers, exhibitors, and attendees is our first priority. We encourage you to follow CDC suggestions and remain informed on this public health matter as things change day by day. We will be monitoring the course of the virus through Maine as well as work with UMA-Bangor to determine when it will be safe to reschedule this event. We’re committed to bringing this powerful day of hope, community, and cancer survivorship to our region. We appreciate your patience and also invite you to thank our event sponsors for their flexibility and commitment to the CBF mission.
Matt Dexter, Executive Director
Christine B. Foundation Hosts Inaugural Bangor Region Cancer Conference to Empower the Bangor Region Cancer Community
Bangor, Maine– The Christine B. Foundation will be hosting its inaugural Bangor Region Cancer Conference —The Cancer Journey: From Surviving to Thriving.
The focus of the conference is on wellness, mindfulness, and spiritual practices to empower those affected by cancer in the region. The conference will be on Saturday, April 4 from 8:45a-1:30p in Eastport Hall on the University of Maine, Augusta, Bangor Campus.
“With more people surviving from cancer than ever before, this conference goes beyond an educational opportunity. It serves as a platform to unite those with a shared lived experience, fostering community, trust, and empowerment,” said Christine B. Foundation Founder + Executive Director, Matt Dexter.
Patients, survivors, caregivers, families, and medical providers are invited to join for inspiring keynotes, informative vendors, and breakout sessions. The conference is free to the public and will include a complimentary lunch.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the state of Maine, with rates highest in Eastern Maine. Based on American Cancer Society estimates, there will be 8,180 new cases of cancer in the State of Maine through 2020. Many Mainers are met with challenges to overcome the burdens brought on by cancer due to the high poverty rates, rural geographic plain, and transportation distances.