Erik Cohen

(Board Officer)

I am many things, but the thing I am most proud of is being married to Marcia, my best friend and love of my life; and being a Dad to our 3 wonderful daughters. I am lucky to have been around a lot of good people in my life, from my parents and family to friends, teammates, and coaches. I have learned many lessons but none that will prepare you for that moment when the Dr. takes you from the exam room to his office, closes the door, and says those 3 words, “You Have Cancer”

It may have been a little easier if it was me and not my beautiful bride. Your world is rocked and you don’t know where to turn first. There is no road map and no two cases are the same. There may be similarities but they are never the same. I have learned many life lessons through sports. As a former Division1 athlete and endurance athlete, which includes being a 4x Ironman, one of the many things I have learned is that it’s a long race where things will go wrong, and when things go wrong a big part of your success is how you handle them. This is a lot like life and cancer. Getting the diagnosis is not what anyone wants to hear, or is prepared for, but the more support and resources you have, the better you can handle it to prepare for your fight. We have all learned from MarCIA that attitude is key. She exemplifies Courage In Action every day and is probably the toughest person I know, both mentally and physically. Believe it or not, even through all of this, she is our rock.

Our goal is to share our experience and provide resources to make a difference in the fight against cancer.