Have fun. Be Fit. Fight Cancer. It’s time to live Better Than Ever.

Better Than Ever (BTE) is a grass-roots effort by The University of Arizona Cancer Center designed to encourage you to make fitness a regular part of life, and work to prevent cancer. On Saturday (Feb. 23), BTE begins its spring session at 10 a.m. at Brandi Fenton Park, Ramada G in Tucson.

Participants will meet their team leaders and fellow fitness enthusiasts, and kick off the season with a one-mile walk along the river path.

The Spring session is a 10-week running/walking training program that will keep you moving toward your fitness goals. BTE participants can take part in the 5.5-mile trail run/walk in Catalina State Park on April 6 and/or the Cinco de Mayo 10K on May 5. 

The registration fee is $10, and the suggested fundraising goal for this session is $100. Fill out the online registration form here, or visit arizonabte.org for more information.



Everyone knows how important regular exercise is when it comes to maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle, but some folks find the idea to be a little overwhelming.

Perhaps you used to exercise, but fell out of a routine for any number of reasons and you’ve struggled to get back into the swing of it. Perhaps you find the idea of a gym to be a bit too intimidating. Perhaps you think you don’t have enough time in your busy schedule.

Recent studies have shown that no exercise at all poses the greatest health risk. Even mild physical activity has numerous health benefits, including a reduction in the risk of breast cancer. Substantial weight gain, on the other hand, will almost certainly negate these benefits.

A new analysis done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk.