In 2009 I went from the couch to a half marathon in just about four months. I was inspired to try something new and chose to run with the DC Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. A family member just passed away from Leukemia, and I didn't know a whole lot about it. I finished the race and raised money for the group. It felt good and therapeutic every way around when I finished.
Since then, I've run quite a few half marathons, 10ks and 5ks. I got bored and lazy and always wanted another challenge... one that didn't involve 26.2 miles!
From Gisela Eubanks:
Two years ago on Mother's Day, I woke up with a sharp pain in my side.
We were pretty sure it was appendicitis and went to the ER. When the doctor came in with my CAT scan, he was joking about how big my appendix was. He asked if I wanted to see the image.
When he pulled it up, he was no longer laughing, then he told me a different surgeon would be removing my appendix. That is when I knew I had cancer, the new doctor had oncology next to his name. I was diagnosed with stage 3 Colon cancer.
On August 15, 2010, Maria Risbara reluctantly attended her first Maine Cancer Foundation Tri for a Cure.
In 2013, Jennifer was 40-something and thinking about what her next big birthday milestone would bring. Jennifer decided to become more active and live a healthier lifestyle, but didn’t know how to go about it.
That summer Jennifer learned Town & Country was a sponsor of the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure and several of her coworkers were participating in the all-women triathlon. Jennifer decided doing a triathlon would be the perfect way to achieve her fitness goals while raising money for a great cause, and vowed to sign up for the Tri the next year.
You might have heard the news: WMTW Channel 8 will be broadcasting the Tri for a Cure LIVE on Sunday, July 17 from 5am-10am.
This is your chance to send a special message to family and friends!
Tonight's swim clinic has been canceled due to thunderstorms.
All registered participants will be able to attend the July 9th swim clinic. You will receive more information via email.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has awarded a $5 million grant to Maine Medical Center (MMC) for the creation of a statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer in Maine, where incidence rates and deaths due to lung cancer are among the highest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Maine Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening (Maine LungCAPS) Initiative is a four-year multi-institution, multi-disciplinary collaboration of Maine health care providers and stakeholders.