This will be my 9th Tri For a Cure, having participated every year since my mother passed away from lung cancer in 2009. Over the years, I've gone for being a participant who raised the minimum amount required, to becoming the #1 fundraiser in 2015 by raising nearly $20,000 with the support of friends and family. I've created a fundraising group called The Pink Tutu Ladies who support each other with raising money, planning events, race training, and jumping in to help each other when life throws any of us a curveball. I now serve on both the Board of Directors and the Development committee for Maine Cancer Foundation, and I truly believe in the work this organization does to improve the lives of Mainers in relation to cancer.
The Tri For a Cure is a one-of-a-kind, life-changing event. Women from all walks of life, of all athletic abilities, with varying levels of triathlon experience, all come together for one weekend to raise millions of dollars to fight cancer. On race day, you more often than not hear women asking each other if they are OK, if anyone needs anything, and cheering each other on during each leg of the race. This just doesn't happen in other races I've been a part of over the years, and is a part of why this event creates a community of women all year long.
Maine Cancer Foundation is committed to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine, with 100% of funds raised by the Foundation used to benefit the people of Maine. They lead a state-wide effort to advance the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building. MCF's Challenge Cancer 2020 initiative is working to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine 20% by 2020 through prevention, screening and early detection, and access to the highest quality care for every Mainer.
Every dollar counts! Please consider a donation. Cancer tries but we TRI harder!