Our Mission:

Build a community of support for those affected by cancer in Eastern Maine.

Our Values:

Creativity. From our programs to our fundraising initiatives, we believe in developing innovative approaches to help offset the burden cancer leaves on patients and families.  
Collaboration. We believe in a team approach to support all those affected by cancer in Eastern Maine. Collectively, we invite a diverse group of individuals to strengthen our impact and service.
Commitment to Maine. With some of the highest incidence and mortality rates in Eastern Maine, we focus 100% of our energy on reducing these rates and increasing access to support.

Our Vision:

We envision a struggle-free cancer experience in Eastern Maine. Each cancer journey is unique and requires care and attention. We are taking strides to connect our cancer community with the services they need, when they need it, including access to personalized social, financial, educational, and emotional support. 

Our Story:

From inception, CBF has believed in finding well-suited care for Maine cancer patients and their families. Founded in 2014 as a single fundraising run to support surrounding organizations, CBF has since evolved into a foundation with multiple programs directed to connect our cancer community. 
At 47, Christine B. Dexter lost her battle to stomach cancer. Christine was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend to many. Her biggest legacy was her passion to build strong relationships between family and communities as a whole. Her family founded CBF in an effort to help many families and patients impacted by cancer. 

Who was Christine B. Dexter?

Christine was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend to many. She spent the later part of her life living in Acton, MA with her family. Christine was the individual you saw making sure everyone else was comfortable before herself. Not only helping her family and friends through the highs and lows of life, but Christine went above and beyond. She had a career in social work, volunteered with local nonprofits, elementary schools, and her children’s sports teams. Not to mention she always had a candy ready to give to the toll booth attendee to brighten their day. She was 47 years young when her life ended to stomach cancer, in 2008. CBF is lead by values Christine believed in, and with her memory, a stronger community can be built for those affected by cancer.