Zac Vierra– Co-Editor-in-Chief
This summer the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will hold its annual Against the Tide swim, walk, run, and kayak fundraising events for breast cancer prevention. Former Lasell student Courtney Taylor has been working as a Special Events and Outreach intern for the MBCC, a cause that for her hits close to home.
Taylor graduated from Lasell in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and in September of 2012 she started interning for the MBCC.
“What I find the most fascinating about MBCC is the fact that they have such a unique goal of preventing breast cancer. So many other organizations help raise funds to treat it, but MBCC is determined to stop this disease before it even starts,” said Taylor. “I have seen the millions of lives affected by breast cancer, and being able to be a part of a movement that is trying to put a halt to such wide-spread epidemic is really an honor.”
Taylor now lives in Tyngsboro with her fiancé Jake and when she met him a few years ago she found out Jake’s mother was battling breast cancer.
“Thankfully now she is in remission now but her struggle provides me with the motivation to help prevent this disease from impacting so many others in our community,” said Taylor
This year the Against the Tide events will take place on June 22 in Hopkinton and August 17 in Brewster. The events on each day consist of competitive or recreational swim, kayak, walk, or run components. There will also me an Aquathlon consisting of a one-mile swim and either a 5K or 10K run.
“With the drive, dedication, and passion that MBCC encompasses as an organization, we can help every mother, sister, daughter, and friend by giving them hope in the sense that something really is being done to prevent this awful disease,” said Taylor.
To join Taylor’s team or make a pledge visit her fundraising page: