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Two Major Cancer Awareness Events Raise a Record Amount of Money This Weekend

More than $1.5 million was raised this weekend during two major cancer awareness events in Maine.

The 16th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk drew more than 1,500 participants in Portland alone. Other walks were held in Brunswick, Kittery and Damariscotta Sunday.

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image courtesy WALB

Man Discovers Skin Cancer on Scalp While Shaving Head To Support Wife’s Cancer

Talk about your lucky breaks.

Bud Stringer walked into a barber shop recently with a noble goal. His wife of twenty years, Dolly, was losing her hair due to the chemotherapy she had to take for breast cancer, and Bud wanted to show support by shaving his head as well.

Good thing too, as it revealed a cancerous melanoma on his scalp.

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Webb’s RV Center to Host Fundraiser to Fight Prostate Cancer

October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month.' Many special events are planned throughout the month to bring awareness and support to those effected and to their families. Also this month, a very special event is being planned in Bangor to raise awareness about prostate cancer in men.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2012, over 226,000 Americans are expected to be diagonsed with a new case of breast cancer and of that over 2,100 will be men. Also, in 2012 over 39,000 Americans deaths are expected from breast cancer (statistics from Susan G.Komen for the cure). Breast cancer is a very personal in my life.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — 7 Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when health care experts, cancer survivors and research supporters pull out all the stops to make everyone aware of the need for proper breast cancer screenings, better detection tools and more research aimed at finding a cure.

We've gathered some easy ways for you to show your support below.

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photo by John Shearer/Getty Images

Dempsey Challenge

The annual Dempsey Challenge is coming up in Lewiston/Auburn on October 13th and 14th at Simard-Payne Park in Lewiston. The benefit event for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at C.M.M.C. was founded by Lewiston native, actor Patrick Dempsey.

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Watch Taylor Swift Perform New Tearjerker ‘Ronan’ at the ‘Stand Up 2 Cancer’ Telethon

Taylor Swift delivered a heartfelt, heartwrenching performance of her original song, ‘Ronan,’ at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night (Sept. 7). Warning: You’re going to need tissues for this.

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YouTube

Sugarland Perform ‘Baby Girl’ With 4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

The members of Sugarland got the chance to make a young girl’s life brighter at a recent tour stop in Minnesota. Singer Jennifer Nettles and singer-songwriter Kristian Bush were performing at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Aug. 8 when they were joined onstage by a very special guest — a 4-year-old cancer patient named Avery.

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YouTube

Teen with Terminal Cancer Finishes Bucket List

Alice Pyne isn’t your average teenager. The 16-year-old from Ulverston, England has been fighting cancer since she was12, and within the last year, her illness has been diagnosed as terminal. But that hasn’t stopped the spunky teen from making the most out of every moment.

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