EVANSTON – September 17, 2015 – Presence Saint Francis Hospital announced today, in keeping with promoting healthy, active lifestyles, its sponsorship of the 2015 Evanston Crossfight Against Cancer. This unique charity event to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation will take place at CrossFit E-town on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Crossfight Against Cancer encourages individuals and teams to participate in a challenging workout of the day (WOD) followed by a series of head-to-head elimination WOD’s among all registered participants.
“By encouraging an active lifestyle - including regular exercise and emphasizing healthy diets - CrossFit itself helps to prevent cancer, making the 2015 CrossFight Against Cancers partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation a natural one.” According to Dr. Matt Pogodzinski, an Evanston Physician and one of the organizers of CrossFight Against Cancer. “Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, and we’re thankful for the support from Presence Saint Francis Hospital.”
“Presence Saint Francis Hospital is committed to promoting healthier communities while also focusing on better ways to diagnose and treat cancer.” Said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, President & CEO of Presence Saint Francis Hospital. “Supporting programs that promote an active, healthy lifestyle not only helps to reduce the risk of cancer but has a positive impact on the growing rates of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Attack, Stroke and many other debilitating illnesses that impact our community.
Also taking part in the event are Aubry Bozzano, Miss Illinois United States 2015, Howard Drenth, Presence Medical Group CEO and Elisabeth Akinwale, a five-time CrossFit Games athlete with two North Central Regional Championship titles.
CrossFight Against Cancer will take place on Saturday September 19, 2015 at CrossFit E-Town, 2125 N. Ashland Ave, Evanston, IL. Registration and warm-ups begin at 9a.m., the main events starts at 10a.m. More information at http://crossfight.youcanpreventcancer.org/
About Presence Saint Francis Hospital
Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service hospital with a Level I Trauma Center and is listed as one of the Best Hospitals in Metro Chicago by U.S. News & World Report. As home to the first Chest Pain Center on Chicago’s North Shore and a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, Presence Saint Francis Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital