Nickerson State Park to Host Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser Saturday

Swimmers at the Against the Tide fundraiser.

BREWSTER – The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition will hold its annual, statewide Against the Tide event for the 19th year at Nickerson State Park in Brewster onSaturday.

The fundraiser brings people from all demographics together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention.

New for 2018, Against the Tide will offer a half-mile paddle board component and chip timing for the swim, run and Aquathon components.

“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.

The event includes paddle, swim, run, walk, kayak, and/or Aquathon components.

Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state’s leading breast cancer organization dedicated to preventing the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Registration is $40 per event activity ($80 for Aquathon) and $25 per student per event activity ($50 for Aquathon) up to a maximum of 3 events. Children under the age of10 mayparticipate at no charge.

In addition to paddle board, the event offers participants of all ages the choice of participating in one or more of the following components: 1-mile competitive swim, either a 1-mile or half-mile recreational swim, 2-mile recreational kayak, 3-mile 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).

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