Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules Now Available

My book, Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules is available for download via the following distribution channels:

Publisher Direct

Apple iBooks

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble Nook


Paperback is also available at major retail channels such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I didn’t write another book because I have this insatiable desire to be an author. I wrote this book for a couple of very simple reasons. For starters, writing has always been very therapeutic for me. This exercise was no different. More importantly, I wanted to tell my story in a way that would give other patients hope, and perhaps remove some of the fear and uncertainty associated with a cancer diagnosis. If one person reads my book and it eases their mind and makes their journey into the unknown a little better, I’ve accomplished my goal. 20% of all sales royalties will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Here is your excerpt of the day:

“Diagnosis is scary. Disease is scary. Treatments are scary. And our own mortality is the scariest of all. But there truly is safety in numbers. There are a number of excellent patient resource groups and services that are available and I encourage you to ask your doctor for a good listing of resources and educational materials. Visit only recommended and approved websites, and please, under no circumstances, should you take off on a wild Google search mission to try to become an expert on your disease. I made that mistake.”

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Bucks County Triathlon Club 2016 Meet & Greet

WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA (JANUARY 18, 2015) – Author, triathlete, coach and cancer survivor Stephen “RemissionMan” Brown will share his message of perseverance and inspiration at the Fourth Annual Bucks County Triathlon Club (BCTC) Meet and Greet event 6 p.m. Saturday, February 6, at the Feasterville Firehouse, 20 Irving Place, Feasterville-Trevose, PA.

Brown trained for triathlons while being treated for a chronic form of leukemia. Just seven months after his initial diagnosis he completed an iron-distance triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).  He has completed twelve iron-distance triathlons and has been active as a coach for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.  Brown most recently authored “Relentless Mettle – My Cancer, My Rules.”

“I draw parallel lines between the challenges we face in sport and those we face in life and try to use my involvement in the multisport world as a tool to encourage people to break through barriers and understand that all things are possible,” Brown said.

Aspiring and experienced triathletes will also have the opportunity to share tips, get expert instruction and advice, and socialize.  There will be refreshments, auctions and prize giveaways. A Felt Z100 Road Bike also will be awarded in a raffle at the event.

The Meet and Greet aims to bring together triathletes in the off season, promote the sport of triathlon and provide learning opportunities for anyone interested in competing in triathlons.

“This is our biggest outreach and social event of the year,” said Anthony Accardo, president of the club. “It helps our members and prospective members to start getting geared up for racing season.”

The Meet and Greet is in line with the founding principles of the BCTC: to provide a supportive, family-friendly environment for many different levels of triathletes, offer group training opportunities, and keep triathlons fun. Officially founded in 2012, BCTC is a USA Triathlon-chartered training and racing club.  The club grew from an informal group meeting for open water swims and triathlon training along the Delaware River and throughout Bucks County.

The club now has more than 200 members from Bucks, Hunterdon, Mercer and Montgomery Counties and includes more than 30 youth members.

For more information on the Meet and Greet and other events sponsored by the Bucks County Triathlon Club, visit the club’s website   For more information on Stephen Brown please visit


About the Bucks County Triathlon Club:

The Bucks County Triathlon Club is a USA Triathlon certified triathlon and endurance sports club, with members from Bucks, Mercer and Montgomery counties, and the greater Philadelphia area. With over 200 members, the Bucks County Triathlon Club provides group training and social activities for all levels of athletes participating in Triathlon, Duathlon, road races, adventure races and other endurance sports.

About Stephen Brown – Remission Man


About Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training



Michael Gimpel

(215) 485-3354

Anthony Accardo

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Weekly Fit Tip – Be Careful of Experts

Don’t always believe everything that everyone tells you on the subject of health and fitness. There tends to be many “experts” out there in the world with all kinds of opinions, plans, and routines which may or may not be effective or even safe. Although I applaud their enthusiasm, I take their advice with caution. Many times, the ones who claim to be the experts and have all of the answers don’t have a clue what they are talking about.

Talk to professionals and true subject matter experts and make sure a doctor has approved any exercise plan in which you embark on.

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Weekly Fit Tip – We Can All Win

We may all develop and progress at different levels. Don’t let the success of others lessen the significance of yours.  Measure your progress by your standards and not by those of others.

We can all win.

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Eye Opener on PHL17

Thanks to the crew of PHL17 in Philadelphia for having me on this morning talking about Team in Training and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can see the clip HERE.

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I’m looking forward to once again joining my good friends at PHILLY FIT Magazine to contribute a series of fitness tips in upcoming issues. Through the years, I have been featured in and provided content for this awesome magazine. Stay tuned! Check them out at

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2016 Racing and Events

A number of 2016 events are starting to take shape. Visit the Schedule page for a partial listing. More details to follow.

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Weekly Fit Tip – Go For It

It can be intimidating to start an exercise program when you are surrounded by others who appear more experienced, more fit, and more knowledgeable. It can bring out our insecurities.

Don’t let it.

I’ve heard people tell me that they are afraid to go workout because they feel self conscious when they do. The fact is nobody really cares what you look like when you work out.

And neither should you.

Most people share a common thread and understanding that we are all out there trying to better ourselves. Don’t let someone else stand in your way of becoming a better person. Encourage the efforts of others around you who are striving to reach their goals.

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Team LLS Survivors Tri for a Cure

Steve Brown, Derek Fitzgerald, and Karl Wicks are triathletes, advocates for finding cures to blood cancers, and cancer survivors.

The Delaware Charity Challenge Winter Games will take place Saturday, January 9, 2016. The Winter Games consist of an indoor triathlon and scooter challenge, along with the Winter Race to Raise fundraising competition.

Delaware Charity Challenge is a centralized fundraising and athletic competition designed to give participating charities and teams the ability to access all the benefits of participating in a fundraising event, such as a 5K, without incurring the same overhead costs and logistical nightmares commonly associated with putting such an event together internally. The result is that participating teams (and nonprofits) can concentrate their fundraising efforts in a fun and compelling way.

Delaware Charity Challenge is a win-win-win opportunity for any charity. Through the teams and the event itself, charities have the opportunity to raise money and awareness for their cause. Leading up to the event, teams will race to raise the most money for the charity of their choice. The charities that raise the most money will win additional prize money for their charity. On the day of the Delaware Charity Challenge, teams will race to win, and the winning teams will win additional money for their selected charities. Nonprofits are encouraged to build and promote their own teams and compete in one or more of the Delaware Charity Challenge events.

To help Steve, Derek, and Karl with their mission, click HERE

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Weekly Fit Tip – Share Your Dreams

Share your goals and dreams with your friends and family. Having the buy in from loved ones will make the process of becoming fit much more enjoyable. Perhaps you can workout with family members. If not, reach a fair and equitable compromise for time away from the house so that everyone can exercise and everyone can win.

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Weekly Fit Tip – Seize the Moment

Take advantage of any opportunity to get the body in motion. You never know when those opportunities may arise. Have a bag packed someplace accessible with the essentials so you can be ready to sneak in a quick workout.

Always be prepared. Avoid ever having to say, “If I only had workout clothes with me”.

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