TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Man-Test, a competitive 5K challenge featuring extreme obstacles for men and women, today announced that it has selected the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, as the two beneficiaries for its upcoming event in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday, December 10, 2011. At the time of registration, each contestant of the Man-Test will choose which of the two charities will receive a portion of their ticket sale.
"In keeping with the competitive nature of the official Man-Test event, we wanted to create a charity challenge by giving contestants the choice to donate to one of two beneficiaries," said Man-Test Chief Female Officer (CFO) Chelsie Chmela. "We look forward to seeing thousands of men and women breast cancer and prostate cancer supporters battle it out for two good causes!"
Inspired by some of the country's most popular obstacle course game shows and mud runs, the Man-Test will challenge individuals and teams to conquer more than a dozen outrageous obstacles including electrified force fields, arctic ice baths, roaring beds of fire and more.
"We are honored to be a beneficiary of the Man-Test," said Fran Visco, President, National Breast Cancer Coalition. "NBCC advocates have never feared challenges whether it be lobbying for more money for breast cancer research or creating new models of access to care – or our latest initiative, Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, which will end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. We applaud the participants in this competition who similarly demonstrate strength and determination."
NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research; monitors how those funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer.
"Despite the recent controversies surrounding PSA blood testing, it is crystal clear that early detection and treatment of the disease can save lives," said Mitchell Kaye, MD, prostate cancer specialist at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. "Our 'Get Your Gown On' campaign is all about raising awareness on the need for men 40 and older to get regular prostate cancer screenings. It plays on the idea that prostate cancer doesn't care what you do for a living or if you think you're a tough guy, so it's a perfect match for the Man-Test, which encourages that tough guy mentality through competition, physical strength and determination."
About 'Get Your Gown On'
"Get Your Gown On," a health education campaign at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, aims to raise awareness about the need for regular prostate cancer screenings and the success of early detection and treatment of the disease. Scottsdale Healthcare's campaign directs individuals to www.getyourgownon.org, where they can learn about prostate cancer, read stories about Phoenix-area prostate cancer survivors, provide comments about prostate cancer detection and cancer treatment, and learn more about the innovative cancer treatment, research and support services available through the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
About the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer by 2020 through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research; monitors how those funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer. Join NBCC, learn more and take action – visit www.BreastCancerDeadline2020.org.
About the Man-Test
More than just a test of mental toughness, physical strength and determination, the Man-Test challenges men and women to conquer extreme obstacles and push their limits on Arizona's most challenging 5k course. The Man-Test is the competition that will once and for all separate the men from the boys and the women from the wussies. Overseen by the Chief Female Officers (CFOs), these business-minded ladies are intent on taking the "mud run" to the next level, putting competitors up against electrified force fields, arctic ice baths and roaring beds of fire to answer the question – are you a champion, a wuss or a wannabe? For more information on the Man-Test, visit www.man-test.com.
SOURCE The Man-Test