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Veteran’s Day 5K and BIG DOG’s 65th Birthday

5K run/walk starts at 7:30 am from the Parking Lot at Coconut Island and is FREE to all active Military and former military. and FREE to anyone wearing a grey ribbon or buying one for $3 or making a $5 donation to American Cancer Society

Vets Day 5K run or walkFREE to active military and past military,also free to anyone wearing a greyribbon, a sign of support for people suffing from brain cancer or simply make a $5 donation to the AmericanCancer Society.

October 26, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , | 3 Comments

Wedeman 5 mile run/walk on Sunday, April 10

Son, Joe, will be on hand Sunday

The Big Island Road Runners will be hosting the Emily WedemanMemorial 5-miler to be held in Hilo on Sunday, April 10th at 7:30am starting at Coconut Island parking area. 

This fun run/walk is free to members and non-members.  The BIRR will be accepting donations to the American Cancer Society in honor of Emily Wedeman.  Participants are asked to arrive early at the parking lot for Coconut Island (Moku Ola) to sign up and receive final instructions. 

Wedeman was a super volunteer for the club for several years and a great supporter of her triathlete son, Joe.  She died of lung cancer three years ago and the BIRR club honors her with this Memorial 5 mile run/walk.

This year the course winds through Lili’uokalani Park, Banyan Drive and Kalanianaole Ave towards Keaukaha.  Post run refreshments will be provided.  For more information, contact BIRR president, Alan Ryan at 962-6044 or go to their web site at www.bigislandroadrunners.org.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Events, Running on the Big Island | , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo’s Relay for Life this Saturday

Celebrating Life at any age. Photo from EMS run 2010

                                                     2010 Relay For Life Hilo HI
                               July 17, 2010 6:00 PM at Francis Wong Stadium

   Where will you be this Saturday evening?   I’ll be at Wong Stadium participating with my daughter, Jackie, in the Hilo Relay for Life.   Jackie and I will be proudly wearing our HSTA t-shirts as we join the Big Island Labor Alliance team.

  Relay for Life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then the Relay for Life Program has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease.

    Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

   Anyone can participate in Relay for Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay.

   The only requirement to participate in Relay For Life is the $10 registration/commitment fee (per person) that is due upon registration. After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted. It is recommended that each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100. If you raise more, that’s even better. Even if you do not raise $100, you are still welcome to participate.

   If you’re interested in helping out by providing food or money you can contact me personally or go online and donate directly to the American Cancer Society:               http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=pfind&fr_id=23742

July 14, 2010 Posted by | Events, Health and Fitness | , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Cancer

Excess Body Fat Can be a high Risk Factor

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

    As of late November 2009, the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program estimated that nearly one in two men and women born in 2009 will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime. With those depressing odds in mind, there’s no time like the present for you and your family to pursue natural ways to help ward off cancer. Here are a few to consider

 Watch What You Weigh. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), approximately 100,500 cancers that strike Americans annually are the result of excess body fat, underscoring the central role that overweight and obesity play in the development of cancer (and in the ability to survive the disease).

 Think Natural, Not Chemical. An October 2009 report by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer and the Environment Subcommittee advises the public to minimize exposure to known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances), calling for new strategies to more effectively and efficiently screen chemicals.

 High Cholesterol Is Not Your Friend. A recent large-scale study, results of which were published in November 2009, suggests that a person’s risk of cancer may be significantly lower when cholesterol levels are kept low.

 Try Sugar and Spice. Irish researchers have determined that curcumin, an extract found in the curry spice turmeric, promotes death of cancer cells. Another study suggests that certain compounds in pomegranate, a rich source of antioxidants, inhibit a liver enzyme and thus may confer beneficial effects against prostate cancer development.

 Live the Good Life. Earl Ford, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues studied data from 23,153 German men and women, ages 35 to 65 years, who participated in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam study. The researchers found that four lifestyle factors — never smoking, body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less, exercising 3.5 hours a week, and eating a healthy diet – slashed the risk of cancer, as well as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, by a staggering 80 percent.

February 7, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments