CMP donates $10K to Maine Children’s Cancer Program

“The funds support a number of services that are typically not included in our budget or covered by health insurance.” -Aaron Weiss, DO, MCCP Medical Director

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Editor’s Note: The video above is a related story from April 10, 2021. Children Fight Cystic Fibrosis Design Masks Benefit Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

Central Maine Power (CMP) has donated $ 10,000 on behalf of the Maine Elks Association to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP) in Scarborough.

According to a CMP press release, chairman of the Maine Elks Association and CMP associate Anthony Gause was central to making the donation a reality.

“Every state president of the Maine Elks Association has a goal to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program,” said Gause. “I asked Central Maine Power if they would be interested, and they responded with an enthusiastic ‘Yes!'”

A portion of CMP’s donation will be used in the clinic’s Child Life program, which provides fun activities for children undergoing treatment to participate in.

“Generous people and companies like CMP are making our program significantly stronger,” said Aaron Weiss, DO, MCCP’s medical director. “The funds support a number of services that are typically not included in our budget or covered by health insurance.”

The MCCP is Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital’s pediatric oncology program at Maine Medical Center. It has three primary areas of focus: providing children with access to the best cancer treatments available, participating in clinical research to improve survival and get closer to a cure, and supporting the whole family in their journey with childhood cancer.

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