Jamaica Plain resident Trinity Peacock-Broyles first became involved with Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s (MBCC) “Against the Tide” athletic fundraising event several years ago because she was interested in the competitive aspect of it.
But as she became more involved with MBCC, which is an organization that seeks the causes and prevention of breast cancer, a passion was lit.
“Once I learned more about the organization I became passionate about their mission of tackling breast cancer from the prevention side,” said Peacock-Broyles, who is now a chairwoman of the “Against the Tide” events, in an email to the Gazette.
Peacock-Broyles, who has lost several close family friends to cancer and has two co-workers currently battling the disease, will be competing in her fifth “Against the Tide” event next month. “Participating in Against the Tide feels like I’m doing my own small part to help,” she said. “I am involved with MBCC so that we can eliminate the disease once and for all.”
MBCC will hold an “Against the Tide” swim, kayak, walk and/or run event June 21 at Hopkinton State Park and a second event Aug. 16 at Nickerson State Park on Cape Cod.
“People participate year after year because they feel connected to the organization and the community of breast cancer survivors and advocates,” said Peacock-Broyles. “It’s very moving to see everyone come together to celebrate life and to work to end this terrible disease.”
For more information, visit MBCC.org.