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Central Indiana group to begin training to outrun cancer
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Central Indiana group to begin training to outrun cancer

The American Cancer Society DetermiNation® team kicks off training to help Indianapolis runners and walkers cross the finish line and change the course of cancer forever

September 25, 2012 | 03:24 PM

As part of its new destination event model, the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team is recruiting Central Indiana residents and kicking off its fall training program for the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half and Full Marathon. The DetermiNation program recruits participants of all abilities for its destination endurance events, offering the opportunity to train together and travel as a team, while giving participants a challenging and unforgettable experience that helps save lives from every type of cancer. Participants receive a customized, 16-week training program and the support of professional coaches to help make every step not only possible, but meaningful.

"It's not just about reaching the finish line," says JR Linne, DetermiNation event manager. "Training to run or walk 13 or 26 miles is an opportunity to raise awareness about a disease that is expected to take more than 577,000 lives in the United States this year," DetermiNation walkers and runners are helping the American Cancer Society to move closer to a world with less cancer and more birthdays, while simultaneously remaining active and reducing their own risk of developing the disease."

A series of informational meetings will be held throughout October, ending with a kick-off celebration for all registered team members on October 30 at 7 p.m. at 10|01 Food and Drink, 1001 Broad Ripple Ave. The team will begin their group trainings the morning of November 4.

Those interested in learning more about the American Cancer Society's DetermiNation program and the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half and Full Marathon are invited to attend one of the following informational meetings:
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. – Monon Community Center , 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. – Blue Mile Running Store Broad Ripple, 1079 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
  • Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. – Three Wise Men Brewery, 1021 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. – Blue Mile Running Store Fishers, 8965 E. 116th Street, Fishers, IN
  • Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. – 10|01 Food and Drink, 1001 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

    Since the nationwide expansion of DetermiNation in 2007, the American Cancer Society has helped more than 29,000 people accomplish their goal of completing a half-marathon or marathon, while raising more than $22 million to help save lives from cancer. To learn more about DetermiNation, visit go.acsdetermination.org or call 1-866-227-7915.

    The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of 3 million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery, and by fighting back through public policy. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, nearly 12 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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