Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run and/or Aquathon events again in 2017. Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state’s leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand the causes of breast cancer in order to find ways to prevent the disease.
“We are very fortunate to have such tremendous support from citizens of Massachusetts demanding greater protection of their children’s future health in our effort to stop breast cancer before it starts,” says MBCC’s Executive Director Cheryl Osimo. “MBCC often is overshadowed by larger, national breast cancer organizations and messages of early detection, treatment, and finding a cure. We depend on our generous media and supporters to continue our unique goal of breast cancer prevention.”
The Statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide will be held for the 25th commemorative year at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The statewide Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 18th year at DCR’s Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
These family-friendly and inspirational events bring people from all demographics together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention. Both events consist of several activities including competitive and recreational swims, recreational kayak, a fitness walk, and USA Track & Field certified 5K/10K runs. The event also offers an Aquathon “Splash and Dash” component, where participants “splash” in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately “dash” in the 5K or 10K run (chosen by the participant). Participants of all ages and abilities can choose to participate in up to 3 of these exciting activities. There is truly something for everyone!
MBCC is inviting people throughout Massachusetts to register for one or both of the events at www.mbcc.org/swim or by calling 1-800-649-MBCC (6222). Participants may register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration is $40 per adult per event activity ($80 for Aquathon) and $25 per student per event activity ($50 for Aquathon) up to a maximum of 3 events. We encourage all participants to fundraise beyond the registration minimum, as all proceeds support the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Prizes will be awarded to the podium finishers and top fundraisers. Those who cannot attend are invited to make a pledge to a registered participant or team.