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  1. Spring 2020 Challenge

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    Team Pump and Run returned for its SIXTH consecutive year in 2020!

    On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Chris Fausel, PharmD, and Jeanne Schilder, MD, competed in the Arnold Sports Festival Pump & Run 5K in Columbus, Ohio, a combination event that includes bench-pressing and a 5K run. Chris and Jeanne challenged their friends and colleagues to pledge support to Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) for every bench press “rep” they complete (maximum of 30 reps per team member) during the event.

    As clinical manager of oncology pharmacy at the IU Simon Cancer Center, and chairman of the HCRN board of directors, Chris’s support for cancer research is more than just a job — it is his passion. “These patients are facing their fight with cancer with uncommon strength and courage,” he said. “It’s a privilege to compete in their honor.”

    Jeanne’s personal mission is to improve the lives of women afflicted with gynecologic malignancies through expert clinical care and access to clinical trials, education of residents and medical students, and research leading to improvements in treatment options and quality of life for patients.

  2. Spring 2019 Challenge

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    Team Pump and Run returned for the FIFTH consecutive year in 2019!

    On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Chris Fausel and Jeanne Schilder competed in the Arnold Sports Festival Pump & Run 5K in Columbus, Ohio, a combination event that includes bench-pressing and a 5K run. Chris and Jeanne challenged their friends and colleagues to pledge support to Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) for every bench press “rep” they complete (maximum of 30 reps per team member) during the event.

    As clinical manager of oncology pharmacy at the IU Simon Cancer Center, and chairman of the HCRN board of directors, Chris’s support for cancer research is more than just a job — it is his passion. “These patients are facing their fight with cancer with uncommon strength and courage,” Fausel said. “It’s a privilege to compete in their honor.”

    Jeanne’s personal mission is to improve the lives of women afflicted with gynecologic malignances through expert clinical care and access to clinical trials, education of residents and medical students, and research leading to improvements in treatment options and quality of life for patients.

    Chris and Jeanne combined for 59 total reps, resulting in more than $6,100 in total support for innovative cancer research!

  3. Spring 2018 Challenge

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    Chris Fausel competed in the Arnold Sports Festival Pump & Run 5K on March 4 in Columbus, Ohio, a combination event that includes bench-pressing and a 5K run. Chris challenged his friends and colleagues to pledge support to Hoosier Cancer Research Network for every bench press “rep” he completed during the event.

    As clinical manager of oncology pharmacy at the IU Simon Cancer Center, and chairman of the HCRN board of directors, Chris’s support for cancer research is more than just a job — it is his passion. “These patients are facing their fight with cancer with uncommon strength and courage,” Fausel said. “It’s a privilege to compete in their honor.”

    We are pleased to report, Chris completed the maximum of 30 reps during the event!

    Thank you to all who pledged and followed through with your donations! With your support, Team Pump and Run raised $3,435 for Hoosier Cancer Research Network.

  4. Spring 2017 Challenge

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    This spring, Hoosier Cancer Research Network Chairman Christopher A. Fausel, PharmD, invited friends and colleagues to join him in a unique challenge. For the third consecutive year, Fausel added value to his participation in the Arnold Sports Festival’s 5K Pump and Run event, held March 5 in Columbus, Ohio, by inviting pledges in support of HCRN for every bench press repetition he completed.

    Twenty-eight donors answered the challenge, contributing a total of $3,315 as Fausel successfully completed 30 repetitions during the event. Since 2015, Reps for Research has raised more than $8,000 toward innovative cancer research. This funding strengthens HCRN’s ability to support investigator-initiated clinical trials and correlative research that can lead to direct clinical benefit.

    “Correlative research allows physicians to examine blood samples and tissue samples in our clinical trial population to determine if there’s a way to assess why one patient responds better to the same treatment than another patient or group of patients,” Fausel said. “Those are critical questions to answer when it comes to advancing the science of cancer treatment.”

    HCRN would like to thank all who contributed to Reps for Research 2017. Your gifts make a difference!

    About Hoosier Cancer Research Network:

    Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly known as Hoosier Oncology Group) conducts innovative cancer research in partnership with academic and community physicians and scientists across the United States and internationally. The organization provides comprehensive clinical trial management and support, from conception through publication. Created in 1984 as a program of the Walther Cancer Institute, Hoosier Cancer Research Network became an independent nonprofit clinical research organization in 2007. Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has initiated more than 160 trials in a variety of cancer types and supportive care, resulting in more than 300 publications. More than 5,000 subjects have participated in Hoosier Cancer Research Network clinical trials.

  5. Spring 2016 Challenge

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    Hoosier Cancer Research Network Chairman Christopher A. Fausel, PharmD, has again and again raised the bar in the fight against cancer – literally. This spring, he reissued his unique challenge to friends and supporters of HCRN: the Reps for Research challenge. Combining his interest in strength training and his passion for investigator-initiated research, Fausel invited pledges for every bench-press “rep” he could complete at the Arnold Sports Festival’s 5K Pump and Run event in Columbus, Ohio.

    “Each repetition generates a donation to the fund of the Hoosier Cancer Research Network,” said Fausel. At the largest event of its kind and flanked by competitors from across the country, Fausel lifted up more than weights, but also the cause of innovative clinical trials in oncology. “We are looking to partner with physicians, not only in Indiana, but throughout the United States, to come up with really important clinical studies for many different types of cancer research.”

    Fausel met his goal of 30 reps – the maximum set by the Pump and Run event. Twenty-three donors pressed over $3,000 of combined rep-based and non-rep-based donations.

    “Gifts that you have given for this organization help us provide a broader scope in terms of the research opportunities that we offer cancer patients, not only in the state of Indiana, but throughout the whole United States,” said Fausel. “So, thank you very much. We appreciate your support.”

    About Hoosier Cancer Research Network:

    Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly known as Hoosier Oncology Group) conducts innovative cancer research in partnership with academic and community physicians and scientists across the United States and internationally. The organization provides comprehensive clinical trial management and support, from conception through publication. Created in 1984 as a program of the Walther Cancer Institute, Hoosier Cancer Research Network became an independent nonprofit clinical research organization in 2007. Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has initiated more than 160 trials in a variety of cancer types and supportive care, resulting in more than 300 publications. More than 5,000 subjects have participated in Hoosier Cancer Research Network clinical trials.

  6. Spring 2015 Challenge

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    This spring, Hoosier Cancer Research Network Chairman Christopher A. Fausel, PharmD, offered a unique challenge to friends and supporters of HCRN. Combining his interest in strength training and his passion for investigator-initiated research, Fausel invited pledges for every bench-press “rep” he could complete at the Arnold Sports Festival’s 5K Pump and Run event in Columbus, Ohio.

    Twenty individuals responded with pledges of support for the Reps for Research challenge. Fausel reached his goal of 30 reps during the event, and HCRN received donations totaling more than $1,800 for investigator-initiated research.

    HCRN will direct the donations received through Reps for Research to a study of circulating tumor cells in lung cancer, led by Shadia Jalal, MD, a thoracic oncologist and researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, whose research in recent years has focused on better understanding why lung cancer metastasizes, or spreads, to other organs. Until recently, it was not clear whether circulating tumor cells might play a role in cancer spread. But studies in mouse models have shown that circulating tumor cells are capable of forming tumors and metastasizing.

    About Hoosier Cancer Research Network:

    Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly known as Hoosier Oncology Group) conducts innovative cancer research in partnership with academic and community physicians and scientists across the United States and internationally. The organization provides comprehensive clinical trial management and support, from conception through publication. Created in 1984 as a program of the Walther Cancer Institute, Hoosier Cancer Research Network became an independent nonprofit clinical research organization in 2007. Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has initiated more than 160 trials in a variety of cancer types and supportive care, resulting in more than 300 publications. More than 5,000 subjects have participated in Hoosier Cancer Research Network clinical trials.

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