Triathletes Unite for Fundraising and Physical Fitness

Sherif El-Refai is currently working toward a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Kentucky (UK). In addition to studying clinical and experimental therapeutics, Sherif El-Refai serves as an oncology pharmacist at the UK Markey Cancer Center.

UK Markey recently issued a press release to discuss the efforts of Erica Radhakrishnan, one of its patients, and Dr. Jonathan Feddock, a Markey radiation oncologist. The two triathletes united to promote the importance of physical fitness for cancer patients. Radhakrishnan, a breast cancer survivor, competed in the latest Survive the Night Team Triathlon as part of the Healthiest Weekend in Lexington. During the event created by Dr. Feddock, competitors run, bike, and swim for 140.7 miles in an effort to raise funds for cancer care and research.

The most recent Survive the Night Team Triathlon involved more than 20 teams, with Radhakrishnan’s team comprised of mothers and their children. According to the press release, Dr. Feddock developed the event so that everyone can contribute to the advancement of cancer care, while increasing awareness about healthy lifestyles. Radhakrishnan also emphasizes that physical activity was crucial during her physical and mental recovery from breast cancer.

Published by

Sherif El-Refai

Sherif El-Refai is a recent graduate of the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business. He received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in competitive strategy along with the market and global management. He has experience of working as a pharmacy technician.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s