PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team took part in the fifth annual CelebratePink 5K Road Race and Walk, benefiting My Breast Cancer Support, Saturday, Sept. 14.
Founded in 2004, My Breast Cancer Support (My BCS) is a non-profit organization that started through an online journal. Originally named Bald Wendy from founder and executive director Wendy McCoole, the personal account has evolved into My BCS, where patients and caregivers can write, read and share their experience with loved ones and with one another.
My BCS is a special website that can search stories by location, age, type of breast cancer/treatment, marital status, ethnic background and more. Additionally, people can connect directly through the website to share their own stories and experiences.
The website works in conjunction with hospitals in Portsmouth, Exeter, Dover, York and the Cancer Care Center of York County to help local patients take the daily stress off their lives so they can focus on their recovery. The organization provides assistance to purchasing groceries, household needs, gift certificates, educational resources, travel scholarships to breast cancer conferences, retreats and more.
The women’s ice hockey team and coaching staff collectively raised over $1,500 for the event. To learn more about My BSC, please visit mybreastcancersupport.org.