Where the Money Goes
for our Biking for Charity Event
Biking for Charity Event
Although the past few years have been challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission has remained committed to providing health and wellness resources and programming to cancer survivors.
Our model for providing programming may look different; however, our mission remains the same and we invite you to take a look at where we are headed as an organization. Mission has always been grateful for our extraordinary community of survivors and supporters. As we were required to shift gears and realize new ways to provide programming virtually and in the comfort of homes, we also found that we were able to expand that community across the country. Mission’s programming will continue to grow in 2023 and reach more survivors. Thank you for your continued support and for standing by Mission as we have navigated through challenging times with one goal in mind…Our MISSION: Beat Cancer.
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 the button below:
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:
- 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
85% of every dollar spent is directed toward program services.