"Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Maryland," said DHMH Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D. "Giving to the Maryland Cancer Fund is a great way to help your community."
Taxpayers can simply add a checkmark to Line 37 on the Maryland tax form and insert the amount that they wish to donate. This amount will be deducted from the individual’s tax refund or added to the individual’s tax payment. All donations are tax deductible.
The Maryland Cancer Fund provides funding for cancer prevention and early detection programs. The Fund also provides funding for cancer treatment to cover the cost of cancer diagnosis and treatment for low-income and uninsured Maryland residents.
The Maryland Cancer Fund has provided cancer screenings for more than 650 people, and diagnosis and treatment for more than 150 people. For more information about the Maryland Cancer Fund, please visit http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/
cancer/SitePages/mcf_home.aspx or call 410-767-6213.
Note to Editors: Interviews with the MD Cancer Fund program's subject matter experts are available upon request.