Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beat Cancer Bootcamp - Mar. 17

As you know I am a community builder, and I recently became involved with
an amazing organization that is a Tucson born non-profit, Beat Cancer Boot
Camp, www.BeatCancerBootCamp.com. They are an empowered and upbeat group of
survivors and allies that hold challenging military-based fitness classes
several times a week – rain or shine. The founder, Anita Kellman, provides
the training as a heartfelt support to those that attend and without any
compensation. They host luncheons, speakers and other assistance to those
navigating cancer and the healthcare challenges it presents. There is no
way to express my gratitude to them for offering a place for me and my
friends among their ranks. I am sending this to you because they hold one
event each year to fundraise and it is a 5k Obstacle Course on March 17,
2012 called the Boot Camp Challenge. It is open and affordable for the
whole community! I am hoping that people will sign up individually or build
a squad, and I am reaching out to you to humbly ask if you will help me
recruit by telling others, sending the press release (below) out to your
networks and joining us with your family at the Challenge. You can run it,
walk it, or climb through it so please come be a part of this positive
Tucson group focused on making warriors of us all! Thank you all you do,
and thank you for being a part of my community! Fondly, Mary Specio-Boyer***


For Immediate Release****




*Registration Now Open for this Fun, Military-Style Mud Race for *

*Teams & Individuals*****

Tucson, Ariz.--(January 1, 2012)--The 4th Annual Beat Cancer Boot Camp
Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2012, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park in Tucson.****

Beat Cancer Boot Camp (BCBC), founded by Tucsonan Anita “Sarge” Kellman, is
a fitness and exercise program that empowers and inspires cancer survivors
to take charge of their lives. It is estimated that cancer affects one in
three people. Research has found strong evidence that physical activity is
associated with reduced risk of many types of cancer. ****

The annual Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge features a military-style 5K
Obstacle Course, including mud pits, hurdles and climbing walls designed to
provide physical challenges for cancer survivors and anyone affected by
cancer.  Obstacles for the event are voluntarily designed and built locally
by members of the Army, Navy, ROTC, Fire Stations, Davis-Monthan Air Force
Base and SWAT. Individuals and teams will race alongside local VIPs,
military personnel and public safety officers. ****

Beat Cancer Boot Camp is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization based in
Tucson. The Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge is the annual fundraiser for
the group and raises money for scholarships, retreats, guest
speakers/educators, community outreach and boot camp exercise equipment.
Last year’s event brought out more than 500 participants.****

For additional information and to register for the Challenge, please visit

*About Beat Cancer Boot Camp*. Based in Tucson, Beat Cancer Boot Camp
(BCBC) is an exercise program that empowers and inspires cancer survivors
to take charge of their health, while conditioning their minds and bodies
for healing. The 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization was created to encourage
and support survivors to engage in physical activity throughout the many
stages of fighting cancer. In addition to meeting for exercise, BCBC
programs provide support, education and camaraderie for cancer survivors,
their families and friends. **

*About Anita “Sarge” Kellman*. Tucson wife and mom, Anita Kellman, R.T.,
(R) (M), is a licensed mammography technician and a specialist in breast
biopsies. She currently works as a clinical liaison for a Tucson breast
surgeon. Affectionately known as “Sarge” to hundreds of BCBC “troops” and
their boot camp buddies, Kellman has worked in the medical field for nearly
30 years as a clinical liaison for patients undergoing biopsies and other
procedures. In 2004, Kellman met a woman who had recently been diagnosed
with breast cancer at an outdoor Navy Seals-style “boot camp.” Inspired by
her new friend and the obvious benefit of the class in her recovery,
Kellman, a fitness enthusiast, adapted the boot camp techniques she had
learned to create an intensive support group built around physical
fitness—and Tucson’s first Beat Cancer Boot Camp was born. Kellman is
recognized throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona for her contributions to
cancer awareness and women’s health issues. She is host of the popular
“Commit To Be Fit” segment on local NBC affiliate KVOA, where she teaches
viewers exercise tips. Kellman is the author of “It’s a Beautiful Day for
Boot Camp: Empowering Cancer Survivors with Physical and Mental Toughness.”*


Anita “Sarge” Kellman****


Email: info@beatcancerbootcamp.com****