Work­out to de­feat pancreatic can­cer

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY REG­IS­TER STAFF

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 by search­ing for the PIT Fit­ness Club.

Do­na­tions may be made through Novem­ber.

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