This isn’t Soby’s first time at Against the Tide. In fact, it will be her fourth. She first participated in the 3-mile walk at Against the Tide with her sister and mother in 2008. She has participated three times since then, but 2014 will be the first year she completes the 1-mile swim in Flax Pond in addition to the 3-mile walk.
“Breast cancer may have won some of the battles, but with a focus on prevention, breast cancer will lose, and we will persevere,” says Erin. “I will swim for my family members diagnosed with cancer and for the future health of my two daughters. That is why I support the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and its unique focus on prevention.”
Against the Tide consists of a 1-mile swim, 2-mile kayak, 3-mile walk, 5K run, and 10K run. Participants may choose one or more of the activities in any combination. There will also be a “Splash and Dash” Aquathlon option where participants first “splash” in the competitive 1-mile swim and then, “dash” in the competitive 5K or 10K run. Learn more at www.mbcc.org/swim.
To help Erin reach her fundraising goals in honor of her grandmothers and aunt, please make a pledge on her page: