Foundation Donating $2.25M To Improve Children's Cancer Care

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A foundation is making the largest gift in its history to help fight children's cancer in Maine.

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation will donate $2.25 million to Maine Medical Center, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and Maine Children's Cancer Program, the medical center said on Thursday. The medical center said a new pediatric center in Scarborough will be named The Sam L. Cohen Pediatric Infusion Center.

Construction of the infusion center, which will be on Maine Medical Center's Scarborough campus, is slated to begin in January and finish in the spring, the hospital said.

Maine Children's Cancer Program said it will also use part of the gift to enhance psycho-social support services.