"DetermiNation" is Key to Keeping Fit
No doubt you resolved this year to lose weight and become more physically active to improve your health and lower your cancer risk. How are you doing?
Keeping resolutions can be difficult, but those who plan ahead and set a goal have the best chance for success. The American Cancer Society can help individuals fulfill their fitness goals through its “DetermiNation” program, which offers opportunities to participate in local endurance events such as marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, and cycling events. Participants can dedicate their training and participation to a loved one who has battled cancer, while raising donations to fund our lifesaving mission.
“The DetermiNation program represents the hard work, strength, and commitment needed to compete in an endurance event, and these are the same qualities the American Cancer Society calls on every day in the race to save lives,” said Diana DeLeo, American Cancer Society, New England Division vice president of special events.
The American Cancer Society DetermiNation endurance event program will provide the support, training, and fundraising tools needed to achieve personal victory - first to raise funds that will help save lives, and then to cross the finish line on race day. While raising money to support the American Cancer Society's efforts to fight the disease, participants receive numerous benefits to help them achieve their personal victories, including free local or group training, discounts at some stores, race weekend amenities, fundraising incentive prizes, and more. Fundraising commitments vary by event.
For more information, visit cancer.org/meaningfulmiles or contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
Bicycles Battling Cancer - June 12, 2011 in Eastern Massachusetts
Here is another opportunity and goal to strive for - participation in the Society's own cycling event. The Society will host its third annual Bicycles Battling Cancer on Sunday, June 12, 2011! Three routes will be offered - a Century Ride (100 miles) beginning in Worcester, a Metric Century Ride (62 miles) starting in Northborough, and Bicycles Battling Cancer Lite, a 30-mile ride starting in Holliston. All rides end at Boston College. Riders commit to a fundraising minimum depending on the route, and in return enjoy a fully supported ride and an event jersey. Visit the Bicycles Battling Cancer Web site to learn more.