Where The Money Goes


The programs funded by the CT Challenge Bike Event and the generous support we receive throughout the year were renamed Mission to better position us to reach more survivors. We remain committed to equipping cancer survivors with the exercise, nutrition and mind-body knowledge, tools and community needed to live. life. vibrantly. For more information about Mission, click here

For a one-page overview of where the money goes, click here.
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COVID-19 Relief Fund for Cancer Survivors

While we may not be physically able to reach cancer survivors across the US, we are excited to launch the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Cancer Surviors. Funds raised will be used to offer virtual programs such as music therapy, nutrition and meditation workshops, mental health support, as well as live or on-demand exercise classes with MyVictory.

Genesis

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, one thing has been clear: People with a compromised immune system are at increased risk. And this population includes people dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The COVID-19 Cancer Survivor Relief Fund was initiated in order to provide virtual resources for those impacted by cancer. The funds raised will go towards:

VIRTUAL MUSIC THERAPY

Music has been shown to have beneficial effects on anxiety, pain, fatigue, and quality of life, with small effects on heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, in a systematic review of 52 clinical trials involving 3,731 patients with cancer. It was also reported to improve coping and social integration and reduce mood disturbance in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, a procedure associated with high levels of distress.

VIRTUAL MEDITATION WORKSHOPS

Several studies have documented the value of meditation in managing both psychological and physical symptoms associated with cancer and its treatments. Participating in a mindfulness program has produced perceived positive effects including increased calm, enhanced sleep quality, more energy, less physical pain, and increased well-being. These findings show that through mindfulness, you may be able to enhance your capacity to handle the life stresses that affect the body’s ability to heal.

LIVE & ON-DEMAND EXERCISE CLASSES

Through MyVictory, Survivors and Supporters have access to a daily schedule of live-streamed fitness classes, plus a vast library of various fitness class types and difficulty levels. Now, more than ever, it has become clear that we are all Survivors of some sort. We have all seen first-hand the hardships that Survivors have overcome. So, whether you view yourself as a Survivor or a Supporter, it doesn’t matter; you are welcome to join MyVictory during this trying time when at home exercise may be the only option for you.

VIRTUAL NUTRITION WEBINARS

Most nutrition recommendations include eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The effect of specific dietary factors on cancer survival rates is not yet well understood. But a healthy diet is important for cancer survivors because they may have a higher risk of other health conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and weakening of the bones.

To lower the risk of other diseases, doctors generally recommend that cancer survivors follow common recommendations for good health. These include:

  • Eating a nutrient-dense and plant-based diet
  • Quitting smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Minimizing alcohol consumption
  • Staying physically active

VIRTUAL GROUP SUPPORT THERAPY

Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. But support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share and work through feelings and challenges. They also allow people to learn from others facing similar situations.

This is why we ride

Filling a hole…

  • Today, there are an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the U.S. These friends, family members and neighbors have unique health conditions which are not addressed by current medical care.
  • Most survivors go through intense treatments using toxic drugs and/or radiation which can have lifelong effects; the most common side effects include pain, depression and fatigue.
  • Oncologists and other medical staff are not trained to focus on patients after treatment, nor are they reimbursed for the time.
  • Nationwide, the majority of hospitals that treat cancer patients do not have a wellness program to support them post-treatment.
  • Scientific and clinical evidence show that improving diet, exercise and overall wellness improves quality of life and reduces cancer recurrence, but many survivors need information and support to affect these changes.

Helping survivors #riseup through:

  • The Mission Training Center: a paradigm-shifting wellness center and incubator of best practices
  • Digital Health & Wellness: Inspiring and equipping cancer survivors to reclaim their lives through healthy, empowered choices delivered via yourmission.org, social media, our e-newsletter and virtual coaching
  • The Adventure Project: Created to help young survivors across the country reclaim their lives and live their dreams
  • Young Survivor Programs: In addition to the Adventure Project, college scholarships, summer camp and experiential adventure retreats
  • Education & Community Outreach: 12-week community yoga programs, workshops, a speaker series, research and educational/inspirational communication

82% of every dollar spent is directed toward program services

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