Please join the founder and fans of Beat Cancer Boot Camp on Saturday, Sept. 28, for the grand opening of its new Resource Center at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road.
The public is invited to a Beat Cancer Boot Camp exercise class with founder Anita “Sarge” Kellman from 8 to 9 a.m. at the park. A ribbon cutting at 9 is followed by refreshments and a tour of the center.
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 nonprofit 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.
“Exercise and physical activity is a great way to heal the mind and body; and nobody does that like Beat Cancer Boot Camp,” said Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, District 4. “I’ve been a friend and supporter of Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman and her team from the beginning. Pima County is proud to have Beat Cancer Boot Camp here in our community, instilling hope and inspiration for cancer survivors, their families and friends.”
BCBC has long conducted outdoor classes at Brandi Fenton Park, and the County provided a small office for the organization in the park’s Visitor Center. The new Resource Center, in the east wing of the Visitor Center, will provide “a safe, quiet, comfortable ‘healing’ community place dedicated for use by cancer patients, cancer survivors, their family and friends, and anyone affected by cancer in their lives,” Kellman said.
“The Resource Center will have books, literature and research information about cancer and the treatment of cancer; and information about doctors and treatments centers. Computers will be available for people to conduct research. There will also be supportive meetings and lectures, and mentoring programs designed to empower cancer survivors, their families and friends with health information that will help them to physically and mentally fight the battle with cancer.”
Join “Sarge” at 8 a.m. on September 28 for a grueling exercise class prior to the grand opening of this new resource center, plus refreshments & tour. I’ve been to their Beat Cancer Boot Camp 5K challenge in the Spring, and these are very hardy and inspiring cancer survivors, and dedicated supporters.