WHO WE ARE 

 

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 continue to develop, we continue to provide entertainment and inspiration. Helping those diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors has grown to become a permanent part of MTB and the community we serve.

WHAT WE DO

 

Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the brave men, women and children that are diagnosed with cancer and survivors by raising awareness through our events. Our events include the Hampton Roads cancer awareness fashion show where all the models are diagnosed with cancer and survivors, the Cruising for Cancer Tour which is the always fun pub crawl and the Raise Your Voice karaoke contest. Through our events, our goal is to raise funds to provide assistance for those in need for their daily living expenses. 

CANCER AWARENESS MONTH- Kidney, Colorectal &

Multiple Myeloma

 

Kidney Cancer- Most people with kidney cancer are older. The average age of people when they are diagnosed is 64. Kidney cancer is very uncommon in people younger than age 45. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Overall, the lifetime risk for developing kidney cancer is about 1 in 63 (1.6%). This risk is higher in men than in women. A number of other factors also affect a person’s risk. - Cancer Color- Orange

 

Multiple Myeloma-The risk of multiple myeloma goes up as people age. Less than 1% of cases are diagnosed in people younger than 35. Most people diagnosed with this cancer are at least 65 years old. Caner Color Burgundy

 

Colorectal Cancer- Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2016 are:

  • 95,270 new cases of colon cancer
  • 39,220 new cases of rectal cancer

Cancer color- Dark Blue

source: www.cancer.org

 

 

Brannon: Brain Cancer - 2014 MTB Model
Elmo: Prostate Cancer Survivor - 2013 MTB Model
Sue: Breast Cancer Survivor - 2013 MTB Model

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2016 MTB Hampton Roads Cancer Awareness Fashion Show Supporters

MTB Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization registered in the state of Virginia

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