Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Eight riders and 12 crew members from West Des Moines and around the metro area traveled nonstop from California to Maryland in 5 days, 5 hours, and 5 minutes. The cancer survivors completed Race Across America and celebrated their feat at a West Des Moin
Drennan Fischer may have traveled 3,000 miles in a little more than five days, but for her, the journey started much earlier. Shortly before the birth of her second child, Scarlett, Fischer was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Des Moines native spent the next year in chemotherapy and went through several surgeries. During her ordeal, she became a patient of Dr. Richard Deming, a radiation oncologist at Mercy Cancer Center. While in his care, she learned of Deming's astonishing accomplishments, including leading 35 cancer survivors to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and 14 more up the slope of Mount Everest. When she learned that he planned to lead another team in the 3,000-mile Race Across America in June 2012, Fischer wanted to get …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
On March 3, Cops Against Cancer — an organization founded by Ankeny resident and police officer Craig Phinney — held a 12-Hour Fitness Challenge to raise money for the non-profit group. The event raised $6,500.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
On March 3, Cops Against Cancer — an organization founded by Ankeny resident and police officer Craig Phinney — held a 12-Hour Fitness Challenge to raise money for the non-profit group. With the help of some fitness celebrities, the day was hit. Phinney recently submitted this to Ankeny Patch to let the community know how the event went. To catch everyone up with how the Fitness Challenge went — what an amazing day! We started at 5 a.m. the morning of March 3, and the event kicked off at 7 a.m. and went until 7 p.m. The weather was fantastic and the energy inside 2nd Wind Fitness was extremely high. The 50 participants and six former "Biggest Loser" contestants were power house athletes. In all, we raised a little more than $6,500 for the…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The 12-Hour Fitness and Endurance Challenge will be held March 3 at Second Wind Exercise Equipment, located at 10201 University Blvd. in Clive. The event is organized by Cops Against Cancer, founded by an Ankeny cop and resident.
Do you want to promote good health while, at the same time, taking a stand against cancer? If so, there's still a chance this weekend. The 12-Hour Fitness and Endurance Challenge will be held Saturday at Second Wind Exercise Equipment, located at 10201 University Blvd. in Clive. The event is serving as a fundraiser for Cops Against Cancer, a non-profit group founded by Craig Phinney, an Ankeny cop and resident. Phinney said many volunteers are still needed to work the event, which begins at 7 a.m. Want to put a team together to participate? There's still time if you hurry. "We still have seven team slots open and have a dire need for volunteers," Phinney said. "Two hours, four hours — whatever they can provide." A maximum of 15 teams of …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Ankeny High School will host a special Coaches vs. Cancer event during the girls' and boys' basketball games against Dowling Catholic High School. The girls play at 6:15 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m.
The Hawks and the Maroons are trading in their trademark colors for pink tonight in a special event to raise money for cancer awareness. Ankeny High School will host a special Coaches vs. Cancer event during the girls' and boys' basketball games against Dowling Catholic High School. In addition to the games, those who attend can purchase special cancer awareness memorabilia, take in the players' new threads and even enjoy a little ice cream with all proceeds going to benefit the American Cancer Society. “People who arrive here tonight are going to be smothered in pink ribbons for a good cause,” said Kevin Biggs, athletic and activities director for the Ankeny school district. “We felt it would be a good night to honor those close to us who…