Team Maureen was founded in memory of Maureen Ellen (Duffey) Russo, formerly of Hudson, Mass., who lost her battle to cervical cancer in 2006. She was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2003 and received treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In remission for almost three years, the cancer returned in 2006. The aggressive form of cervical cancer took a toll on Russo, despite her endurance and courageous battle for six months. She passed away in December 2006 at the age of 37.