When does a workout help local cancer patients? On Saturday, October 7 when Crossfit Unbreakable in Plainfield hosts its annual fundraising event from 9-11 a.m. at their gym in Plainfield, 2198 Reeves Road, Ste. 2A. Proceeds will enable Hendricks Regional Health to purchase 300 copies of the book, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, to be distributed to newly diagnosed cancer patients. Additional funds will be held in a fund to help patients in need with utility bills, food, and other vital support as identified by the hospital’s cancer navigators.
Kelly Daum, a coach at CrossFit Unbreakable, initiated the idea and worked with Hendricks Regional Health Foundation Executive Director Sue Bogan on the details. Daum said, “We have raised money previously for breast cancer and wanted to do something on our own this year to benefit cancer patients in Hendricks County. When Sue told me about the books the cancer navigators give patients at Hendricks, it was the perfect way to tie our causes and interests together. We’re so excited to host this event and have already exceeded our original goal to purchase 300 books.”
She continued, “The extra funds will go to help people with needs they have during their treatment like grocery gift cards, transportation costs, utilities, and other needs that people may have if they are unable to work during chemo or radiation.”
CrossFit Unbreakable is offering two different workouts and is willing to scale a special workout for individuals interested in participating. Preregistration is preferred; contact Daum at email@example.com to sign up or with questions. Cost to participate is $20. All are welcome.
Sue Bogan said of the event, “I was excited to get Kelly’s email. Her enthusiasm and the success of this event will make a positive impact for patients who need information about the kinds of food to help them meet nutritional needs as they undergo treatment. Patients sometimes need foods to help them combat nausea or weight loss, and the cancer navigators tell me it is one of the most popular from their lending library. Fundraising events like this make a difference and support meaningful programs and services at Hendricks Regional Health that impact patients in positive ways.”
Hendricks Regional Health Foundation raises awareness of and provides support for initiatives to enhance community health, patient comfort, safety, and medical care at Hendricks Regional Health. For more information about Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, please contact Sue Bogan at 317-745-7376 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Foundation’s web site at SupportHendricks.org.