Northborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to 15-40 Connection, an organization dedicated to empowering teens and young adults with knowledge that helps them recognize cancer at its earliest possible stage.
According to the 15-40 Connection website, cancer survival rates for people between the ages of 15 to 40 have barely increased since 1975.
“With delayed diagnosis being an important culprit of this problem, we begin conversations with audiences with the question “Would you recognize a cancer symptom?” Fearfully, many would not, but through 15-40 Connection educational programming, they are enabled to say “yes”,” said Sandy Foster, education and outreach director of 15-40 Connection.
One compelling way the organization educates people is through the stories of young adult cancer survivors and how they experienced symptoms and overcame obstacles that may have delayed their diagnoses.
“We'se thrilled to be able to support such a worthy cause that not only provides education to our young people but also opportunities for leadership through area school chapters,” said Ellen Dorian, EVP/Retail Banking of Marlborough Savings Bank.