Cancer is awful. Not a thing about it that is pleasant.
Cancer still takes way too many lives and affects so many people, it's mind-boggling.
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We have heard for many years about cures and breakthroughs, and we are still waiting for that day.
How about someone with cancer who faces adversity with hope. And more.
We all know someone close to us who has or had prostate cancer. Adam Hewison of Harpswell was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017.
Very difficult news to hear from the doctor, but Adam faced it by redirecting his energy to something positive.
I’ve been given this gift, this life, and not to use it, it would be very sad," Hewison said. "I don’t think 'oh my god I’ve got cancer what am I going to do?' Forget it. You can do a lot.

Here is what he did, and is doing

He decided to manufacture all-natural toothpaste because people brush their teeth 2 or 3 times a day. The company is a nonprofit called Believe Oral Health.

Toothpaste and mouthwash. And the profits go to cancer research.

Amazing story. When in life you are handed a lemon, make lemonade.

The toothpaste comes in two flavors and the mouth wash is mint and is available on their website and at 7 stores mostly in Southern Maine, but hopefully coming to more stores around Maine.

Wonderful way to deal with this news from the doc.

And it doesn't end there.

The hope is to keep growing the idea and not just sell in Maine stores but in stores all over the country.

The group aspires to be like Newman's Own.

Believe donates 100% of the profits to charity.

The funds will go to Maine Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. They may add additional charities to that roster in the future.

Last word from Andy

What I'd like to see eventually is that we’re raising enough money to do independent non-pharma research on cancer.

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