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'Love for Elisa Challenge' Fundraiser Set to Help Local Mother

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From Immunize Nevada:

Northern Nevada fitness organizations are rallying together to raise funds and show support to help Elisa Storke battle a recent diagnosis of stage four metastatic melanoma cancer.  The 33-year-old wife and mother of 10-month old baby Dylan, was diagnosed just one day before Thanksgiving.  Due to the severity of her diagnosis, treatment options are limited to the Melanoma Center at University of California, San Francisco, and the combination of travel expenses and prescriptions is costing the family more than $10,000 per month.

To support Elisa and her family bear the financial burden of treatment costs Tactical Athletic Performance, a division of Mayberry Athletic Center (MAC) to benefit charities, is hosting a community-wide fundraiser joining teams from Northern Nevada gyms and fitness groups to compete in a team fitness challenge on Saturday, January 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the MAC, 8543 White Fir Street in Reno, Nev. The competition will be fun, functional and open to all fitness levels, however is limited to the first 120 participants or 20 teams. The entry fee is $600 per team, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Elisa and her family.

"Northern Nevadans are known for their compassion and commitment to helping those in need," Don Price from the MAC said. "This event is an opportunity to join together a large network of positive, energetic people in a friendly competition to help a family that is desperately in need of support, love and treatment funds. This event will offer all of these things to the Storke family."
Online registration for the "Love for Elisa Challenge" begins on Wednesday, January 8 at www.answerthecallforlife.com.  Donations are also accepted to "Elisa Angels" by those not able to compete by visiting any participating gym or business listed below or online at www.youcaring.com.

"Love for Elisa Challenge" is sponsored by Mayberry Athletic Center, Tactical Athletic Performance, Reno Police Departments/Hashimoto Widows and Orphans fund, Sala Family Dentistry, Doughboys Donuts, Western Nevada Supply, and Men Wielding Fire.  The following local businesses are supporting this event: Reef, Sushi Pier, Louis Basque Corner, MRI Fitness, Crossfit Initiative, Camie Cragg Fitness, DeMers Family Vision Group,  Crossfit Sierra Nevada, and American Iron. For more information call The MAC at (775) 746-1622 or visit the website at www.answerthecallforlife.com.

From Immunize Nevada

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