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We are looking for cancer survivors to join Team Tony's mission of shared steps through cancer. We make individualized matches to connect Cancer fighters with Cancer survivors. Becoming a teammate on our cancer survivor support team can be a rewarding experience. As a cancer survivor, you have a unique insight to offer others. You remember how scary it was to hear those three words, "You have cancer." This is an opportunity to comfort someone who is headed up a mountain you’ve already traversed.
To the cancer fighter, a teammate is an invaluable asset, one person in a mix of friends, family and coworkers who can comprehend first-hand the battle ahead and offer a shared experience.
If you live in the Florida Suncoast region and are interested in becoming a Teammate, please consider volunteering for this life changing opportunity.
Each of our Teammate volunteers must complete the FREE 3 hour workshop. This fun, informative, and educational training will help you gain confidence and support you in your role as a Team Tony Teammate.
PLEASE REGISTER AT THIS LINK
3562 S OSPREY AVE, Suite C, SARASOTA, FL 34239, US
We provide free peer-to-peer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers so no one on Florida's Suncoast faces cancer alone.
In 2002, Tony McEachern competed in the Raid Gauloises in Vietnam, a grueling 621-mile endurance race. One year later, in the midst of seemingly peak physical health, he was diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma and was given two years to live. But Tony took that diagnosis and battled through it as he did that extreme race. He fought through the pain and the desire to give up and endured. It’s been 10 years since his diagnosis and Tony is still here to share his story of fighting cancer.
The relationships with others going through cancer are what led Tony to found Team Tony Foundation. He knew it was important to continue that exchange of comfort and knowledge, and for years, it was an informal service. People living in the Sarasota area knew or had heard of Tony, but in 2007 his philanthropy became more organized and mainstream. Tony walked across the state of Florida to raise money and awareness for cancer.
It wasn’t enough; Tony wanted to do more to impact those battling cancer. So, in 2009, he walked from Durham, NC back home to Sarasota, Florida and raised $57,000 for Duke University to fund brain cancer research. His vision of creating a cancer support organization became a reality in 2010 when the Team Tony Cancer Foundation was officially launched.
With that launch, one of Tony’s personal goals was accomplished and a much bigger mission was created: to pair a cancer survivor with a cancer fighter so those diagnosed with cancer get the support they need.
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Team Tony Cancer Connection Center3562 South Osprey AveSte CSarasota, FL 34239
March 18, 2020