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2024 Tri for a Cure LIVE

Support us in the fight against cancer!

This year is the 17th Tri for a Cure. For Louise, it will be the 6th time participating.  Our friend Beth is always "encouraging" Louise to try new things, so when she suggested we do the Tri for a Cure in 2016, it was with some trepidation that I agreed.  Louise had never done anything like it.  With the support and encouragement of She Jams training we "TRI'D" and loved it.

 3 years later in 2019 Louise was diagnosed with breast cancer, just a month after finishing her third Tri for a cure.  It was a shock, she had no family history of breast cancer or any cancer for that matter.  Louise had been humbled by the amazing survivors just a few weeks before and now was facing breast cancer herself.  Louise was showered with love and support which was sometimes overwhelming,  following a double mastectomy and radiation. In 2020 Louise participated in the virtual Tri during COVID following my treatment. 

In the fall of 2022 Louise was doing well on maintenance treatment, when she injured her back.  Not thinking much of it she mentioned her back pain in a throw away comment to her wonderful oncologist who  picked right up on the casual remark.  A CT scan showed metastatic cancer to the skull and spine, another unexpected shock. Louise has stage 4 breast cancer, a chronic condition that cannot be cured, She calls herself a thriver, rather than a survivor. Louise's treatment includes a medication that was not even available in 2019 when she was first diagnosed.  That's the amazing power of research and science.  Maine Cancer Foundation is a big advocate for cancer research.  Louise is hopeful for many years ahead, on the new treatments available for people with metastatic cancer.  Her future is not as clear as she hoped, but whose future is really clear anyway?  Louise is living her life with gratitude and surrounding herself with love.  This year is a tough one, a dear friend Mary, Beth's sister, died of complications from cancer in February.  We are participating as a team, Louise her daughter Cassidy and friend Carrie.  We will be honoring Mary with our efforts. Please donate to our page and support us as we TRI to fight cancer.

 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!



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