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  • Beat Cancer Boot Camp founder a guest trainer on 'Biggest Loser' on Nov. 12

    Nov 08, 2013 | Read More News
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    Don’t miss Beat Cancer Boot Camp founder Anita "Sarge" Kellman on “The Biggest Loser” on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

    Anita 'Sarge' KellmanThe show airs at 7 p.m. on KVOA, Channel 4.

    Beat Cancer Boot Camp is a local exercise and support group for cancer survivors and anyone affected by cancer.

    Kellman said she was invited to be a guest trainer for the show’s Red Team. And she took a group of Tucson cancer survivors and cancer patients to Los Angeles with her.

    “This year’s Biggest Loser season is dedicated to Second Chances, and how perfect it was for the boot-campers, who want a second chance at life fighting cancer, to work alongside The Biggest Loser contestants who want a second chance to live healthy lives,” Kellman said.

    “The Red Team, along with our boot-campers, participated in all the usual boot camp exercises, and although it was challenging for some of the Red Team, they kept on pushing through the exercises, as they realized they were exercising next to cancer survivors and some who are still going through cancer treatment.”

    Beat Cancer Boot CampRegistration is open for the 6th Annual Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge, a 5K obstacle course event that raises funds for Beat Cancer Boot Camp.

    The 2014 Challenge, co-sponsored by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, will get under way at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road.

    Individuals and squads can walk, run or race on the military-style 5K course with obstacles designed and built by members of the Army, Navy, ROTC, local fire stations and law enforcement, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

    Early registration (before Feb. 18) is $30 for individuals or $135 for squads of five. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and top female participants and to the top squad.

    All participants with early registration will receive a custom bib with their name or squad name, participant T-shirt and water bottle. All finishers will get the 2014 Challenge dog tag.

    For more information or to register, please go to beatcancerbootcamp.com.