Have you ever had one of those close calls in life that leave you truly blessed and thankful that the outcome did not turn out differently than it could have?
I’ve recently experienced such a situation when a fallen tree torpedoed through my bedroom roof in the middle of the night while I was sound asleep, landing within inches of my head. All ended well, with only material things damaged, but it truly could have been a different story.
The tree incident left me wanting to check a few things off my bucket list, sooner rather than later. One of my bucket list items that I am excited to be participating in is my first full IRONMAN.
Not only did I want to participate in IRONMAN Chattanooga on September 27th, but I wanted to contribute to a non-profit organization (ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance Team) to help fight cancer. Team ZERO is passionate about helping individuals live healthier lives through awareness and education. By being a part of Team ZERO I am not only supporting friends who are fighting prostate cancer, but also supporting research that enables a better and more thorough understanding about prostate cancer from prevention, diagnosis, education and treatment aspects.
Prostate cancer funds allow research to be possible. It is these funds that give us answers, such as:
- Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increase risk of prostate cancer
- Diets high in saturated fat, well-done meats and calcium are associated with an increased risk for advanced prostate cancer.
- Green tea has been shown to disrupt prostate cancer cell metabolism – a wonderful and positive aspect!
These studies could not have been conducted without financial contributions. Through research and science we are able to learn, thus helping more people minimize the negative impacts of prostate cancer.
Join me in the fight against prostate cancer by sponsoring me with a donation to help save lives. Yes, we have learned some, but we need to learn more!
If my goal of $5,000 is met, Will (my fiancé who is also doing IRONMAN Chattanooga) is going to run the last 26.2 as Chewbacca!
Will and I have done several different types of races over the past several years together to support causes, like this one, and bring smiles to peoples faces. Our favorite costume, so far, was during the St. Jude Marathon where we ran as Chewbacca and Princess Leia. Here is a blog post about the event.
To donate, click here. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated as every bit counts!
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Hello, my name is Stacy Phillips, licensed Functional Nutritionist and Holistic Health, Wellness and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine practicing whole-foods nutrition and physical training to individuals around the globe.
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