Cancer Survivor Participates in Livestrong Challenge
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A local cancer survivor is on his way to the Team Livestrong Challenge this weekend in Austin, Texas.
Shannon Case was nominated by the Eastside YMCA's Livestrong Program to participate in the event.
Case, along with thousands of other survivors, will go to the fundraiser aimed to help learn and teach healthy living. The event includes many workshops such as boot camp, pilates and yoga.
There will also be a "Race for Roses" cycling event. Every cancer survivor in the race will get a yellow rose at the finish line.
Case says the program has helped him live a healthier lifestyle since becoming cancer free.
"That organization did so much for me. I was not a healthy person before I got cancer and I started riding my bike, I started changing my eating habits and I just wanted to show that it's not the end of the line when you get cancer. You can make it through if you make healthy choices," said Case.
This year marks the 15th year of the program. Organizers hope to raise over $2 million.