The 2017 Team Charity will go to Neurofibromatosis Northeast. Amazingly, NF is not well known even though it affects three times as many people as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined! Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. NF is associated with disfigurement, learning disabilities, deafness, vision impairment, epilepsy and cancer. At this time, there is no effective treatment or cure for NF. The mission of Neurofibromatosis Northeast is to find the cure for NF by promoting scientific research, creating awareness, and supporting those who are affected by NF.
2017 is the 10th annual Tri for a Cure, and my 5th time participating in this event. This year I have yet again set a very lofty fundraising goal of $20,000 for Maine Cancer Foundation. I am proud to say that while I did not quite hit that goal last year, I raised $18,600 with the help of many donors! In my 4 years of participating in this event I have raised nearly $70,000 in the fight against cancer.