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Mission (Formerly CT Challenge)

Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the 14.5 million cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through exercise, nutrition, mind-body health and community-building support programs.

Mission is led by Jeff Keith, one of The Susan Fund’s first scholarship recipients and a previous board member. After losing his leg to cancer when he was just 12 years old, this incredible cancer survivor went to become a Division I lacrosse athlete, ran across America, and had a successful 22 year career on Wall Street. He has not only raised funds for cancer research, but helped and inspired many other cancer patients and survivors through the Swim Across America, CT Challenge and Mission non-profit organizations he co-founded.

Jeff’s annual CT Challenge charity bike ride funds cancer survivor programs that operate under the “Mission” name. These programs are designed to equip all who battle cancer with the exercise, nutrition and mind-body knowledge, tools and community needed to live. life. vibrantly. Mission is committed to helping young survivors overcome financial impediments to living long and well after cancer through their Adventure Project Grants.

The Adventure Project’s goal is to distribute meaningful grants that will make a difference in young survivors’ pursuit of physical fitness and sport by providing them with opportunities and support to help reach their aspirations, large or small. Cancer survivors ages 12 to 39 across the U.S. are invited to submit an application form through Mission’s website