11-Year-Old Supports Breast Cancer Prevention and YOU Can Too!

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is excited to announce that it will be participating in the 51st ASICS Falmouth Road Race 2023 for the 9th year in a row! The Falmouth Road Race offers MBCC the opportunity to galvanize runners and supporters to fundraise for the mission of preventing cancer before it starts.

One of Team MBCC’s runners includes 11-year-old James Benson who, in his second year running for Team MBCC, will be supporting MBCC’s mission of cancer prevention in honor of his mother. In 2022, James was able to raise over $4,000 for MBCC and he is coming back in 2023 with the same determination.

James says, “Running the Falmouth Road Race was a thrilling experience. The sound of the crowd cheering mixed in with the hope of finishing helped me keep going even through anything that was challenging me. I raised over $4,300 in honor of my mom who beat breast cancer this year and it feels great that the community supported me like that.”

You can show your support to Team MBCC and James by helping to fundraise for the same cause: cancer prevention. Click here to visit Team MBCC’s fundraising page and to make a donation! We ask that you join James in the valiant effort to support prevention.

Alternatively, you can support cancer prevention by joining Team MBCC in this year’s Falmouth Road Race; if you are interested in running, email mbcc.jaredwoods@gmail.com.

“This young man, James Benson, not only shows love and dedication to his mother, but he also leads as an example to all of us, and especially his peers, to support breast cancer prevention for future generations,” says Cheryl Osimo, MBCC’s Executive Director. “MBCC hopes that people, locally and nationally, will support James as he works hard to raise funds for breast cancer prevention.”

The funds raised will help to support and expand MBCC’s community education program Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures, MBCC Webinar Series, and the newly expanded student environmental health program, Let’s Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take.