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5th Annual Michigan Fitness Club Association Cult for a Cure 5K

Join us on October 29, 2023

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Join us for the Fifth Annual Cult for a Cure 5K Walk!

The Michigan Fitness Club Association is ecstatic to invite its members and the community to participate in the Fifth Annual Cult for a Cure 5K Walk on Sunday, October 29 at the DETROIT ZOO located at 8450 W 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak benefiting the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center Breast Oncology ProgramPLEASE ARRIVE BY 9:00am to sign in and pick up shirts and the walk will begin promptly at 10:00am. 

Alyssa Tushman, co-founder of Burn Fitness and board member of the Michigan Fitness Club Association, is a 20-year survivor of triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease. Diagnosed at 27 years old, with a 4-month-old baby and a 12 cm tumor, hope was slim. This diagnosis was terrifying and overwhelming until she met Dr. Daniel Hayes and nurse practitioner Lita Smith at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center. Their fight and determination to win is why we have made so much progress. But we need to keep fighting. There are still young mothers dying and people of all ages facing this disease.

We are on a mission to help and give back. Every day in our industry, we support those with health and fitness goals. This walk is a way to embrace and involve the community for a greater good. We want to share understanding, struggles, and wins — and do good together.

Our Why 

The University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer center within a premier academic medical center. Fundraising is imperative to fund the research of world-class scientists. Never have we seen more hope and promise in the fight against breast cancer! The teamwork and collaboration at the Rogel Cancer Center are unmatched. The doctors and scientists work with one another and institutions all around the world in their efforts to find a cure. Their work could advance treatments and cures for all cancers. You can learn more about the impact of proceeds from Cult for a Cure events here

Our Goal

In our fifth year, we have set a goal of raising $250,000. All adult participants will receive a shirt with registration. Your registration fee also includes entrance to the zoo for the day – BRING YOUR KIDS and dress them up for Halloween, if you choose. We will also be handing out candy! Please consider walking and join our Cult for a Cure!

If you would like to participate as a sponsor, please contact 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Breast Oncology Program. RESEARCH SAVES LIVES!

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