Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I'm running my 3rd VT City Marathon race this year, again supporting a great cause! This year's UVM College of Medicine Marathon Team is supporting Steps to Wellness, a medically based rehabilitation program that serves the unique needs of Cancer Survivors. The program includes a physical therapy evaluation, medical assessment, individualized exercise prescription, and education.
A fellow classmate of ours and cancer survivor, Colleen Kerrigan - who is also running this year's race - explains the importance of excercise for those who have received cancer treatment.
"Exercising after my body had been wracked by cancer, surgery and chemotherapy was so important to my healing process, physically and spiritually. Not only did exercise help me regain lost musculature and shed steroid induced pounds, it helped me regain the sense that my body was mine."
Furthermore, physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and cancer recurrence.
Please help me in supporting this great cause! And as always, thanks for your continued support!