21 Mar Get Involved: Help Cancer Survivors Re-Build Their Strength
A big challenge for cancer survivors after finishing their treatment is rebuilding their strength. It’s both an emotional and physical journey, and one that the support of others can greatly help. Now people across the world can support survivors through a new ground-breaking partnership between the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and BurnAlong.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adult’s Cancer to 5K is a free 12-week training program during which survivor participants are reintroduced to physical activity through practices lead by coaches and supported by volunteer sherpas – ensuring that no survivor ever exercises alone.
That journey is now taking place online as well – to compliment the in-person activities. The Ulman Cancer Fund has partnered with BurnAlong – the world’s leading online video fitness and wellness platform that offers hundreds of classes from local gyms and studios across the country. Now people across the world can support cancer survivors.
On BurnAlong survivors are now taking classes online – ranging from strength-building to dance to sleep yoga for insomnia – and they’re able (if they want) to invite others to join them in live private sessions. This can be other survivors, sherpas, or friends and family members.
“It’s hard to find the motivation to exercise at-home alone – so having friends on the screen with you, or having a daily stream of new classes to take – makes a big difference. It’s been amazing hearing from survivors how is helping their journeys,” said Daniel Freedman, co-CEO of BurnAlong, “we’re honored to be supporting them and the Ulman Cancer Fund’s Cancer to 5K.”
“Cancer to 5K is an amazing opportunity for cancer survivors to be reintroduced to physical activity while being surrounded with a community of people who understand what they are going through. Our partnership with BurnAlong allows our participants to supplement their twice a week practices with additional training options that meet their individual needs and can be accessed from the comfort of their homes,” said Amanda Kesler, Coordinator, Cancer to 5K.
There are two important ways anyone can become involved:
Apply to become a Sherpa: http://ulmanfund.org/cancerto5k/volunteers/
Donate to: http://bit.ly/DonateUlman
About the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults:
Based in Baltimore, Maryland, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults creates a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. Through direct services and programs like Cancer to 5K the organization works with thousands of people who have faced or are currently facing a cancer diagnosis. For more information on the Ulman Cancer Fund and their impact please see the contact information below.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
BurnAlong is a health IT video platform focused on fitness and wellness. BurnAlong uses a combination of machine learning, personal relationships, and unparalleled local choice, to help people stay motivated and on track. People can take unlimited classes from any local gym, studio, or wellness partner on their own, or in live private sessions with friends. Consumers can sign up directly for BurnAlong, or access BurnAlong through their company’s Corporate Wellness offerings.