Where The Money Goes

Although the past few year 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 2022 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 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 launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Cancer Surviors. Funds raised were and will continue to 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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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, virtual coaching, and educational/inspirational communication
  • 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: Virtual 4-6 week community wellness programs, workshops, and a speaker series
  • Virtual wellness app giveaway; Calm, etc.

85% of every dollar spent is directed toward program services

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