Fitness challenge aims to support, empower cancer survivors, families – Simi Valley Acorn

Saturday, September 10, 2022

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and residents can join dozens of local childhood cancer survivors and their families as they conquer Cancer Fit’s first annual Warrior 300 Fitness Challenge.
Cancer Fit Inc. is a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit offering free exercise and wellness programs to childhood cancer survivors in Southern California.
During the 30-day challenge, each participant completes 300 repetitions of three exercises along with one cardio exercise element.
On Sept. 30, all of the participating Cancer Fit families will come together to virtually complete one last major fitness challenge as a group.
Through exercise, people facing cancer learn courage to face their fears, develop mental toughness to get through the hard days and build resilience by overcoming the negative physical challenges imposed on their bodies, said Elle Bolton, co-founder and director of family engagement for Cancer Fit in a statement.
About 30 families are participating in the challenge so far, Bolton said, including Ayden Denne, 6, of Simi, a two-time cancer survivor who received a bone marrow transplant this spring.
These kids and their families want to be seen and recognized for these warrior traits and not be seen as just “sick” kids and “sad” families, Bolton said.
Individuals can raise funds or pay a $300 registration fee to join the challenge and support a participating family.
Several local gyms and fitness gurus are also hosting one-day challenges, Bolton said.
To register or to host a single day Warrior 300 Fitness Challenge, go to the registration form on Google Docs via
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