Weʼre raising £60,000 to provide free fitness programs for those affected by cancer and train fitness professionals in mental health support.
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Turning cancer survivors into CrossFit coaches
We're launching Battle Cancer Move Forward, a global initiative that will create a network of educated health professionals to serve those during or post-cancer treatment.
SUPPORT WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST
When people undergo or complete treatment for cancer they're often left to return to "life as usual," but for them, that no longer exists. We provide a support system and structure for them to take control of their own lives and adapt physically and mentally to take on the world around them. Sometimes, we are the only help they have to do so.
SURVIVORS LEADING SURVIVORS
Our program puts cancer survivors in local gyms and provides them with a 10-week CrossFit course. At the end, we pick one attendee and send him/her to a seminar to receive their CrossFit Level 1 certification. That coach then commits to teaching the next wave of survivors. Support from someone who's walked a mile in their shoes.
The entire program kicks off with a 1-day session at a local gym, where Battle Cancer delivers a mental health toolkit, a free resource for fitness professionals to learn how to support those experiencing emotional/mental health issues, and how to effectively communicate and signpost those individuals to seek more help. Together, we can help support those who need our help.
PROVEN TO CHANGE LIVES
The Battle Cancer Move Forward program is based on research from CLIC Sargent’s Move Forward initiative - a study examining the impact of a 10-week CrossFit program on the fitness and quality of life with teenage and young adult cancer survivors.
The study found that the experimental group saw an overwhelming improvement in physical, emotional, cognitive, and social functioning, as well as a reduction in fatigue, appetite loss, and financial difficulties.
The Battle Cancer Move Forward Program is a global initiative to create a network of educated health professionals to serve those during or post-cancer treatment. The program aims to also provide a free resource for fitness professionals to learn how to support those experiencing mental health issues and how to effectively communicate and signpost those individuals to seek more help.
With over 17 million people diagnosed with cancer each year, and those dying across the globe now hitting 9.6 million in 2018, there is a significant need to offer a service of mental and physical wellness to those affected.
Resources showing the results of the project pilot 👇🏻
See the full program and more from Battle Cancer 👇🏻
Links to hear directly from those people transformed by the project 👇🏻
How your donations fund each Battle Cancer Move Forward project worldwide 👇🏻
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Aug 11, 2020
As someone with cancer who has had to figure out on his own how to return to jogging, how could I not support Dan Tai and the other athletes in this effort?
Aug 9, 2020
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Aug 9, 2020
Great idea. Delighted to support this!
Aug 9, 2020
What a challenge. Bravo!
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