Cancer Research Group Plans Cape Cod Fundraiser

Swimmers at the Against the Tide fundraiser.

BREWSTER – The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will hold its annual, statewide Against the Tide athletic fundraising events this year, including a popular event on the Cape.

The Cape Cod Against the Tide will be held for the 20th year at DCR’s Nickerson State Park in Brewster on Saturday, August 17th.

Another statewide event, the Metro-Boston Against the Tide, will be held for the 27th year at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 15th.

Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state’s leading breast cancer organization dedicated to preventing the environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

“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,” said 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 family-friendly and inspirational events bring people from all demographics together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention.

Against the Tide offers participants of all ages the choice of up to four of the following components: competitive and recreational swims, recreational kayak, fitness walk, paddleboard and USA Track & Field certified 5K/10K runs.

The event also offers an Aquathon “Splash and Dash” component, where participants “splash” in the competitive one-mile swim and immediately “dash” in the 5K or 10K run (distance chosen by the participant).

MBCC is inviting people throughout Massachusetts to register at www.mbcc.org/swim or by calling 1-800-649-MBCC (6222).

Those who cannot attend are invited to make a pledge to a registered participant or existing team.

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.

All proceeds support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.

Prizes will be awarded to the podium finishers and top fundraisers.

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