Limitless Cancer Fight begins
By Cassie Lennox
Nearly everyone has been impacted by cancer at some point in their lives, whether it be themselves, a family member or a friend. Cancer comes in all forms and severities and can affect the body anywhere, and there is still much research to be done before science can beat the disease.
Limitless Bootcamp will be hosting their first annual Limitless Cancer Fight challenge beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Iverson Park, Stevens Point, and all proceeds raised will be donated to the Marshfield Clinic for cancer research.
“There are so many forms of cancer,” said Nate Zuelke, Limitless franchise owner and event organizer for the challenge. “There are some that you hear about and that raise a lot of money, like breast cancer, and then there are some that so many people don’t even hear about. That’s why we are having the money we raise go to research, because there are so many forms of cancer that go under the radar but affect so many people. They need our help.
“We want the money we raise to be able to help everyone who has ever been affected by cancer, no matter the type, which unfortunately is pretty much everyone.”
Zuelke lost his wife to cancer last December, and starting this challenge event is a wonderful, powerful way to honor her memory.
The challenge consists of a little bit of running and around 12 obstacles for participants to complete, all of which will be under two miles total and take place in the park.
The obstacles will consist of weight and natural obstacles, and some will involve equipment from the gym. The volunteers signed up to help with the event can modify all the obstacles, so participants of any age and skill level will be able to complete the course.
“We made sure the obstacles could be modified, because it’s important for people to see that they can overcome them,” said Zuelke.
The obstacles in the event are representative of the near overwhelming amount of obstacles that people battling cancer and their families face once diagnosed. It’s important for participants, volunteers and community bystanders to see that it’s possible to make it through these obstacles.
Registration for the event will remain open until the event is over, and participants can sign up for a heat at a time that works for them. The last heat will begin at 1:45 p.m.
The cost per runner is $25 which includes a T-shirt and wristband. This event is the only obstacle run that donates 100 percent of its proceeds, according to Zuelke.
“The proceeds will stay local since we are donating to Marshfield Clinic, so the research will go a long way here in Central Wisconsin,” he said. “Our hope is our donations help in the research department to find some random cure, or some way to prevent this horrendous disease.”
The event is sponsored by local businesses, run by local participants and volunteers, and the proceeds are donated locally. “We really get to bring together the entire community and stand together,” Zuelke said. “The unfortunate reality is that we are all touched by this disease, but we get to come together to beat it.”
Registration can be done at limitlessbcmarshfield.zenplanner.com, and more information can be found on the Limitless Cancer Fight Facebook page.