Workout to defeat pancreatic cancer
BRANFORD — Pancreatic cancer has recently surpassed breast cancer to become the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
It has the lowest five-year survival rate of any major cancer, yet it is also the least funded.
In support of Project Purple, a Connecticut organization that seeks to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer, and to support patients and families affected by the disease, the PIT Fitness Club in Branford will join fitness centers across the country in hosting a Push/ Pull Crossfit competition on Nov. 11, at 8 a.m.
The competition, as part of November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, will challenge participants to complete pull-ups, push-ups, dead lifts and a 200-meter run in a 20-minute period.
There will be prizes for the best overall male and female, under 40 and for top fundraisers.
The club is at 83 School Ground Road. There is no fee to participate, but donations are welcome.
A $25 donation will get you a T-shirt. Participants are encouraged to wear purple on the day of the event.
Register or donate at http://bit.ly/2z2k6Da by searching for the PIT Fitness Club.
Donations may be made through November.