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Charity

Team Phoenix is the charitable benefactor for the  Tri-ing For Children’s Triathlon!

Team Phoenix is an innovative 14-week fitness and research program in which a leadership team of multidisciplinary clinicians, triathlon coaches and volunteers encourage and assist cancer survivors to regain endurance, strength, flexibility, and overall health and wellness after cancer treatment by training for a sprint-distance triathlon. As a program of Aurora Research Institute, Team Phoenix also collaborates with higher education institutions on research seeking to better understand the effects of group-led, goal-oriented exercise and psychological well-being after cancer treatment.

Team Phoenix began in 2011 as an innovative cancer program based on the multidisciplinary collaborative efforts of Judy A. Tjoe, MD, Aurora Cancer Care breast oncology surgeon and medical research director for Translational Oncology Research: Quest for Understanding & Exploration (TORQUE), and Leslie J. Waltke, DPT, cancer rehabilitation specialist for Aurora Physical Therapy.

Team Phoenix’s goals are threefold:
Fitness: To empower cancer survivors to improve their physical and mental fitness.
Survivorship: To redefine “survivorship” by removing physical and psychological barriers to maintaining exercise routines.
Research: The participation and health information from Team Phoenix athletes helps the next generation of survivors by providing data for research initiatives that correlate the impact of exercise on inflammation, cancer-related fatigue and cardiac function, which may be adversely affected by cancer treatments.

Charity

Although Wisconsin is starting to reopen, we are still living in a time of uncertainty. We have been working diligently to determine how to effectively proceed with hosting each of the individual Wisconsin Tri Series events in a safe manner for our participants, staff, volunteers and spectators. We have already postponed a few of the series events to ensure we would be adhering to public health guidelines and practicing all recommendations. However, we feel it would be irresponsible of us to proceed with the series while these guidelines and recommendations are still evolving and the future is still so unclear. And therefore we are deeply saddened to be announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Wisconsin Tri Series.

This is not the news we want to be sharing with all of you as we know so many of you want to be out there racing - and trust us, we do too! We empathize with your disappointment and we are immensely grateful for your patience and support over the past few months. We understand that no option we provide works for everyone. We ask for your understanding during these critical times for our organization. But for now, it's important that we are prioritizing the safety of all participants, staff, volunteers and spectators.

All registered participants will be given the option to defer their entry to 2021 or they may choose to donate their entry fee to be put towards funding free entries to front line workers. Further details will be emailed to all registered participants on these options as well as an exclusive offer for one month free membership from Pinnacle Health & Fitness.

We are not giving up on 2020 quite yet though, we are keeping our eyes and ears open to the possibility of trying to host an event at some point yet later this year and will share further details as we know more. Stay healthy and safe and we hope to see you all again soon!