Wage Hope Workout
By Corey Mann
In 2017, I started the Wage Hope Workout, with the generous support of family, friends, PanCAN Chattanooga, and the local community. My goal is to both raise awareness of the impact pancreatic cancer has on patients, family members, and friends. Proceeds from this event will be donated to help reduce the amount of people that experience the devastating effects of pancreatic cancer.
My family was forever changed because of pancreatic cancer. My father, Dr. Steven Mann was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2016, at the age of 62 and after undergoing a painful chemotherapy treatment; he passed in late August, barely 2 months later. In memory of my late father Dr. Steven Mann, and in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Full Steam Crossfit is using their gym to be a source of hope and awareness for both people who have had connections to this cancer, and for people who want to support the cause. I lost my best friend, role model, and father. My mother lost her husband, and my father lost his life. I started this charity workout, in hopes to one day stop the same cruel pain from affecting other families. Together, with the support and resources of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Full Steam CrossFit, the financial contributions of our sponsors, and your help, we can make a difference.