Why this is important to me!
I am running the Falmouth Road Race this year in support of DetecTogether, a non-profit education and advocacy organization located in Westborough, Mass. DetecTogether was founded to address an unmet need in the cancer world. While it is undisputed that early cancer detection leads to the best health outcomes, no one was teaching people how to identify early warning signs of cancer. In consultation with doctors from top cancer centers, founders Jim and Nancy Coghlin and their family set out to provide people with this life-saving education.
The mission of DetecTogether is to save lives by teaching people how to detect cancer early and be active partners in their healthcare.
I am running as a breast cancer survivor who knows many people who are currently fighting, have fought and survived, and for those who have lost their lives due to cancer. I was diagnosed at age 25 with breast cancer, less than two years after I lost my best friend to leukemia. Since my diagnosis in 2009, I have known countless friends and family members who have been diagnosed with some kind of cancer, and some who have lost the battle. I am running with my mom, cousin and best friend in mind, who are all fighting Stage IV cancer at this time.
I will be raising critical funds and ask you to support me by making a gift. My goal is $750, and a donation of any amount will make a difference. Please click on the donate button or send your tax-deductible donation to DetecTogether (53 Otis Street, Westborough, MA 01581) and indicate my name in the memo line on your check.
DetecTogether teaches people how to recognize cancer symptoms and work with doctors to accelerate the time to diagnosis. Forty percent of us will be diagnosed with cancer. In many cases you are 10 times more likely to survive when diagnosed early vs. late.
Our Strategy: 3 Steps Detect
3 Steps Detect is simple and effective. There are more than 100 types of cancer and CDC-recommended screenings for only four types. We sorted through the complexity of identifying cancer symptoms and developed this easy-to-follow roadmap for early cancer detection.
We believe that ALL people need this life-saving information. DetecTogether delivers its 3 Steps Detect training to high schools, colleges, community groups, organizations and workplaces throughout New England and beyond. Our offerings also include a tailored education for first responders who have an elevated risk of developing cancer because of their exposures at work
Your support is key to saving lives!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jul 31||Thom||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 22||Mom and Dad||$71.70|
|Jul 22||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Jul 22||Nicole Curry||$55.35|
|Jul 12||Jim and Nancy Coghlin||$218.85|
|Jun 24||Tara Santamaria||$28.10|
|Jun 14||Axel B Applebomb||$250.00|