Today Madsen Coridon, an alumni of our high school mentoring program and a current scholar in our college scholarship program attending the University of Connecticut, and Daniel Trust, our Founder and CEO, participated in The Witness Project of Connecticut 2017 Breast Cancer 4K Walk/Run at Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Data from the American Cancer Society shows that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. and around the world. The organization estimates that invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in about 252,710 women and 2,470 men, and 40,610 women and 460 men breast cancer deaths will occur in the United States this year.
Founded by Marilyn Moore in 2002, The Witness Project of Connecticut is a community based nonprofit organization with a mission to reduce the incidence of untreated and later-stage breast cancer in underserved African American women in Connecticut by increasing early detection and treatment rates through education and empowerment. Since 2002, the Witness Project has conducted culturally appropriate outreach, evidence based education, and managerial services for over 15,000 medically underserved women in Fairfield County. "Marilyn Moore continues to inspire me with her love, passion and support for the community she serves," said Daniel Trust, Founder and CEO of The Daniel Trust Foundation. "Her philanthropic work through her organization, her support for other community based organizations, and her public service as State Senator, is truly empowering to me and thousands of people in the community." Marilyn Moore is pictured (center) with Madsen (left) and Daniel (right). To learn more about the Witness Project of Connecticut and the impact the organization has made in the last 15 years, click here.