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One in Eight
posted by John : February 20, 2014


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Racing for a cure


(This post originally appeared on the Tubbs site.)

Our family is committed to the fight against breast cancer. It began about 10 years ago when a dear friend was diagnosed. Then another. Then a cousin. Amazingly, we’ve never lost anyone.

I credit the incredible advances in awareness, early detection, and improved treatment. So does the American Cancer Society. Deaths from breast cancer have been declining since 1989, but we have a long way to go. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lives.

My wife and I have three wonderful children, two of which are girls. We both have sisters and mothers. That’s seven women who are incredibly close to us. The likelihood that one of them will suffer from breast cancer is far too high to ignore.

We’ve raised money for breast cancer research through the Race for the Cure, the 3-Day, and of course the Tubbs Romp to Stomp.

Read the entire post on the Tubbs site.

You can also read all the Moosefish coverage of these events:

Race for the Cure 2005 2006

3-Day 2006 2008

Romp to Stomp 2010 2011 2013 (Washington) 2013 (Oregon) 2014

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