WHO WE ARE 

 

Read the heart warming stories,. Stories about hope. Stories about faith. Stories about joy. Stories about the fighting spirit. here you will get to know our past and present participants through the personal stories of triumph while battling cancer. Also find out about or mission and our history.

WHAT WE DO

 

Learn about our events, our goals and our fun and entertaining programs such as the Hampton Roads Cancer Awarenes Fashion Show, our Cruising For Cancer Tour and the Voices For the Cure singing contest. Also, learn more about our service programs the Cancer Care Fund and Yoga for Cancer.

GIVING BACK

 

Get paid to shop while giving back for a good cause. Shop at your favorite brand names stores through our online giving back store. For every purchase you will get paid and a percentage of the sales will go to MTB Cancer Foundation at no cost to you. Just click on the logo above to view our shops and to register with MTB.

MTB Mission

MTB strives to recognize the brave men, women and children from the Hampton Roads area that are diagnosed with cancer by providing services and by raising awareness   through our entertaining, empowering and inspiring events.

MTB History

Several years ago, MTB Cancer Foundation was created to serve the community.  MTB provides alternative events throughout the year that raises cancer awareness and recognizes the important role of the individual in their fight against cancer.  While our events continually develop and change, we give everyone who is interested the opportunity to participate in events that are entertaining, inspiring and empowering. Helping those battling cancer and cancer survivors has grown to become a permanent part of the MTB community.

MTB Cancer Foundation in the News

May is Brain, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month 

 

  1. Brain (Gray Ribbon): Brain cancer can arise from many different types of brain cells (primary brain cancer) or occur when cancer cells from another part of the body spread (metastasize) to the brain. True brain cancers are those that arise in the brain itself. Causes of brain cancer are difficult to prove; avoiding compounds linked to cancer production is advised. Statistics suggest that brain cancer occurs infrequently and is likely to develop in about 22,850 new people per year with about 15,320 deaths as estimated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society.
  2. Melanoma and Skin (Black Ribbon)

    Melanoma is less common, but more serious than other types of skin cancer. Melanomas are usually brown or black, but can appear pink, tan, or even white.

     

    Here are the American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2015:

    1. About 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 42,670 in men and 31,200 in women).
    2. About 9,940 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 6,640 men and 3,300 women).The rates of melanoma have been rising for at least 30 years.

* For information visit the American Cancer Society webpage

MTB Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax deductible.

2015 Hampton Roads Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

Cruising For Cancer Tour

Cancer Awareness Pub Crawl Fundraiser

 

Formerly known as the "Beer for Boobs" tour, the mission for the Cruising for Cancer tour is to raise awareness through an exciting, fun and social atmosphere. The tour is hosted by venues that are locally owned and run businesses and each provides some type of donation or discount that benefits the goals of raising cancer awareness in the Hampton Roads area. Proceeds from the event benefit the The Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater.

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