It takes motivation and persistence to train for, and compete in, a triathlon. A person must have passion and drive, dedicating their time to training, and ultimately, crossing the finish line. We find this passion to compete, coupled with huge hearts, in the 20 Cancer Support Community (CSC) champions that comprise Team CSC. What makes this team so special? Not only is this team dedicated to training and competing, but they have also committed to raise vital funds to help CSC continue to provide direct services to patients and their families, including right here in Washington, DC, at our hospital partner, Whitman Walker Health. Team CSC’s combined fundraising effort is slated to bring in nearly $25,000.For some perspective, just $5,000 can provide counseling sessions with licensed CSC staff for 100 patients or the ability to distribute our educational materials to 1,000 people. Raising $25,000 will go that much further in reaching more patients, families and caregivers needing support and guidance in their cancer journey!
The Cancer Support Community is extremely grateful to all of the athletes who compete in order to aid in our mission to ensure those impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Beyond Team CSC, we have had other friends of CSC who chose to compete in an endurance event and raise money in support of all those we serve. CSC’s friend, Joel Kent has run four marathons. For three of those races, he ran to raise funds for cancer research and cancer care. Like the members of Team CSC, he was motivated to do this because he knew everyone is affected by cancer in some way, and then, he was personally affected when his mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. In his words, “What do marathoners and cancer patients have in common? We’re fighters.” Cancer patients are fighters who must have endurance, passion and drive to complete each mile of their cancer journey. Together, we will compete, so that no one faces cancer alone.
The Cancer Support Community is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to those impacted by cancer.
To learn about how you can help Team CSC reach their goal, click here: http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/join-team-csc-2016