This year I'll be participating in the 11th Annual Maine Cancer Foundation Tri for a Cure.
The event will be a challenge for me physically but nothing compared to the battles of those who have cancer. Not many know that I am a cancer survivor too having been diagnosed with an aggressive malignant melanoma six years ago. I feel incredibly lucky to be cured. Not everyone is so lucky.
I lost my father several years ago to cancer and several dear friends within the last year. That said, and we collectively ARE making progress.
I like that Maine Cancer Foundation uses 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.