The Arizona Cancer Center's Better Than Ever fitness training program kick-offs Season 12 with event and expo September 1

Training for the 12th season events begins the week of Sept. 6, though registration continues through Sept. 19.
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arizona Cancer Center invites the community to participate in the 12th season of Better Than Ever (BTE), its grassroots outreach program. BTE encourages people to make exercise a part of daily life through running, walking and biking in a fun, non-competitive fitness training program.
 
Since its inception in 2000, more than 3,300 individuals of all ages, sizes and abilities have improved their fitness while raising more than $1.7 million, which supports cancer research at the Arizona Cancer Center, with an emphasis on women’s cancers.
 
This season participants will train for their choice of one or more of three events and four distances:
  1. CATwalk 10K (6.2 miles) Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011
  2. El Tour de Tucson (40 miles or 66 miles) Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
  3. Tucson Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011
BTE provides participants with a training schedule, training tips, a weekly newsletter, multiple weekly training sessions and a BTE race-day shirt. Volunteer team leaders guide and motivate participants as they build mileage and train for their chosen event.
 
Training for the 12th season events begins the week of Sept. 6, though registration continues through Sept. 19.
 
Many BTE participants:
·        Return year after year
·        Are cancer survivors
·        Race in honor or in memory of loved ones
·        Find their inner athlete through BTE
And many are very willing to share their moving stories. Please contact us to schedule interviews.
 
Better Than Ever Kick-Off Event and Expo
What: Learn more about Better Than Ever, meet team leaders and fellow participants and sign up to for the 12th season of the program. Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be awarded.
When: Thursday, Sept. 1. Information session at 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Arizona Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Who: Community members of all abilities interested in getting fit, having fun and fighting cancer
Etc.: Registration is open through Sept. 19.
More Information: Contact bte@azcc.arizona.edu or (520) 626-7177
 
The Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state and 300 physician and scientist members working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, go to www.arizonacancercenter.org.