This year I'll be participating in the 11th Annual Maine Cancer Foundation Tri for a Cure along with my good friends, Lawri Foye and Kathy Hurley. We are “The Three Mammigos” and we are ready to do our part to reduce the number of cancer diagnoses in Maine.
In 2013, I lost both of my parents to cancer. My dad passed away in February of 2013 a mere three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. In addition to the pain of losing a parent so quickly, it was (and still is) troubling that the doctors weren’t able to pinpoint what type of cancer he had. The oncologists told us this happens in approximately 10% of cancer patients. This is one of the reasons I’m participating in a Relay Team to raise funds for cancer research. More research is needed so all cancer patients and their families can have answers and options.
My mom passed away less than nine months after my dad from primary peritoneal cancer which is a rare cancer that typically only effects women. Mom did all she could do to survive. Now, I will do all I can to raise funds for cancer research, early detection and prevention. I hope I can count on your support.
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!