Cancer leaves a person feeling helpless. One way cancer survivors cope with their illness is to actively support cancer research and awareness through fundraising events. In How To Climb The Eiffel Tower, Lara Blaine trains with a team of other survivors of gynecological cancers. The team helps her regain her physical strength, as well as build up her mental wellbeing. Being part of a team, be it a group of triathlon runners or 1K walkers, takes some of the loneliness out of cancer survivorship. So much of cancer treatment is experienced alone in small rooms. People need to feel that they are fighting cancer alongside other people.
Have you ever run or walked to support cancer research? How did it make you feel? What did you get out of it?
Here is a short film about the National Race To End Women’s Cancer. The 2014 race will be held November 2, 2014 in Washington, DC so you still have time to start training.
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