Andover resident Michele Phillips will once again be leading Team Tadlock in the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s this year’s Against the Tide event.
The 22nd annual statewide Metro-Boston Against the Tide swim, walk, run and/or kayak event will be held at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton on Saturday, June 21.
Team Tadlock, which consists of employees at the state Department of Youth Services as well as their family members and friends, was one of the highest fundraising teams at last year’s event, raising $2,865.
The team name came from Phillips’ relatives who have passed away from breast cancer, though all team members have their own family or friends who have been affected by breast cancer in mind.
This year, Phillips is aiming to expand 2013’s 11-person team and to raise even more funds for breast cancer prevention. Currently, MBCC is the only breast cancer organization, locally or nationally, that focuses on disease prevention. The statewide Against the Tide events generate funds toward this goal and MBCC’s work in community education, research advocacy,and public policy change.
“We are honored to have support toward MBCC’s goal of breast cancer prevention from Team Tadlock,” Andover native Margo Simon Golden, president of the MBCC board, says in a press release. “The team’s fundraising efforts are truly inspirational, and we look forward to seeing them at the Hopkinton Against the Tide event again this year.”
For more information about Against the Tide, visit www.mbcc.org/swim or call 617-376-6222. To make a donation to Team Tadlock, visit www.firstgiving.com/team/264828 or www.firstgiving.com/mbcc.