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Barbara Fritts Worby

2024 Tri for a Cure LIVE

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Support me in the fight against cancer!

In May 2021, a few months after my 40th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I underwent two surgeries, four rounds of chemotherapy and 4 weeks of radiation. I am proud to say I am still cancer free!! And to celebrate, last year I finished my very first triathlon by participating in the Annual Maine Cancer Foundation Tri for a Cure! I never thought I could do something like this, especially after what my body has gone through. The training for this event last year kicked off my new love of running, and a renewed desire to prioritize my physical health. I now exercise multiple times a week and I am building muscle and endurance and getting STRONGER! I have learned that not only can I do hard things, I can persist and change my habits. I am now in the best shape of my life and I can't wait to participate in this year's 17th Annual Maine Cancer Foundation Tri for a Cure. 

Not everyone who is diagnosed with cancer survives and I have lost many loved ones to this terrible disease. From both of my grandfathers, Michael Lovria and Bill Fritts Sr., to my Fairy Godmother, Maryanne Semmens, to my best friend, Ryan Edmonds, cancer has left painful holes in my life. I compete this year with these loved ones in mind.  Please support me with any donation, large or small, so that together we can keep kicking cancer's ass. 

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. MCF leads a statewide effort to foster and grow the most promising and effective cancer-fighting efforts available to the people of Maine through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building. MCF serves as a hub for Maine's cancer community, but they can't do it without you. Join us as we invest across the state to change the story of cancer in Maine.

Every dollar counts! With your support, we can make a difference! Cancer tries but we TRI harder!