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Revisiting Remission Man Stephen Brown

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Revisiting Remission Man Stephen Brown

Mel sits down with friend and endurance athlete Stephen Brown. Stephen was a prior guest on the show and contacted Mel about his Chronic Lymphocitic Leukemia. It had returned. Stephen talks about his warrior spirit and how his training for triathlons and endurance events kept him going and positive during treatment. He even competed in a duathlon while getting chemo. Its all about being positive and keeping healthy on an all new episode available on demand now.

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Stephen_Brown_238293008.jpgA multi sport athlete (soccer, basketball, baseball) growing up in Suburban Philadelphia, Steve made his way to Cabrini College in Radnor Pennsylvania on a soccer scholarship where he earned many honors including Most Valuable Player recognition, and a Distinguished Alumni award for his charitable work in the community. After college, Brown was offered pro soccer tryouts with the Philadelphia Fever, Pennsylvania Stoners, and Baltimore Blast. Brown then played semi-professionally for a number of years in the Majors Division of the United Soccer League for the German club Danubia.

Steve traded in his soccer shoes and turned his passions to the flexibility of multi-sport racing in 1987 and has never looked back. Since 1987, Steve has racked up countless triathlons and multi-sport events of all distances including marathons, ultra marathons, and iron man triathlons and many top age group finishes.

In February of 2006, life threw Steve a curve ball when he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Wasting no time, he underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. He maintained his baseline fitness level, often running home from his treatments and quickly reached complete remission. By July of that same year, he was back to racing triathlons. By September of that year, just 7 months after his diagnosis, "Remission Man" crossed the finish line of his 8th career iron distance triathlon (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run). His diagnosis drew him to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program where he signed on as a Triathlon Coach.

In addition to his busy racing, training, and coaching schedule, Steve is also very active using his involvement in multi-sport racing as a way of raising funds and awareness for significant causes. In his "spare time", Steve works closely with organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Grassroot Soccer, and HEADstrong Foundation in promoting and supporting their events. Steve is also a member of Team Inspiration whose mission is to empower individuals living with cancer by developing exercise & wellness programs that improve their physical, mental, and spiritual quality of life. He's also written several books which talk about everything from fitness and triathlon, to his cancer diagnosis and his passion for living life to the fullest.

Brown is an accomplished writer whose work has been featured regularly in PhillyFIT Magazine,, Philly Health Watch,, Liberty Sports Magazine and is a former blog writer for Philadelphia's FOX29. Steve has also been a featured guest on several radio, TV and internet broadcast programs.

In both 2012 and 2013 Brown's leukemia returned. Again he underwent additional rounds of treatment and safely reached remission. And again, Brown used endurance sports as a weapon in his arsenal against cancer; running home from treatments and racing marathons and triathlons throughout his treatments.

Steve and his wife MG live in Delaware County Pennsylvania, where he previously served on the Board of Directors of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County. He continues to use his diagnosis as a way of helping others through his activism and philanthropic involvement and is living life to the fullest with his two daughters and two grandchildren.


About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.