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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.

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Cancer Support Community

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery,research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC furthers its focus on patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. For more information, please call the toll-free Cancer Support Helpline at 888-793-9355, or visit So that no one faces cancer alone.