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Making A Difference: Elite Fitness to host 'Lift For Life' competition to benefit local cancer fund

Posted: 2:43 PM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 05:01:03-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A local gym is hosting a competition on Saturday to raise money for the Georgetown Community Cancer Fund.

During the competition at Elite Fitness in Frankfort, contestants have one minute to do bicep curls, chest presses, or pull ups, as many times as they can.

"The men, we're gonna have set at 135 on the bench press for them, and then the women we're going to have the machines set at a certain weight for them as well," said Elite Fitness gym manager Tisha Owen.

It is just $10 to enter and all proceeds go to a good cause.

"Georgetown community cancer fund and-so all of the proceeds that go to them help anybody with either doctor bills, if they have I guess, they're out of work and they need money to help their light bills and things like that. They help with anything that a cancer patient might need during their time of need," said Owen.

For Owen, this competition is personal.

"I tried to find a local breast cancer fund because the whole reason to do this was for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and my sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice now, back 20 years ago she had it and then was re-diagnosed just this year. So it's kind of special to me and being able to help with research for breast cancer," she said.

Prizes are also on the line for the competitors.

Lift for Life starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Elite Fitness on Versailles Road in Frankfort, Kentucky. It only takes a few minutes to compete, so even if you only have a few minutes on Saturday, you can stop by and take part in a great cause. You do not have to be a gym member to enter.