EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
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We were brought together by the common experience of being in the trenches and trying to decipher how to move forward after the “battle”; post-surgery, post-chemo, post-radiation, post-the life that we used to know. We felt the need to define a healthier "survivorship" plan. Our group has grown to over 185 members who find support in a closed Facebook page (Silver Lining Montana) and open Facebook page (Silver Lining Foundation-Montana). We meet monthly at the Loft for educational gatherings, 2x/week for physical training during fall/winter, paddling practice 2-3x/week during summer, weekly hikes and weekly coffee hour. We focus on moving forward with healthful habits that can significantly reduce the risk of recurrence—clean eating, regular exercise, practicing mindfulness, embracing nurturing relationships and……….DRAGON BOAT RACING.
" To be in that boat is amazing. Racing a dragon boat allowed me to do something physical, even when it seemed like I should not have been able to. The spirit of the women surrounding me and the rest of our team gave me the strength I needed not only in that moment, but while I’m fighting cancer.
“Cancer is scary, Cancer is lonely. This journey is one that requires hands-on experience to really UNDERSTAND the emotions, fears and triumphs that rock our new life. These women, these Silver Lining Sisters provide me unconditional love and understanding from the depths of their shared experience. Nothing compares”
” I don’t have to be strong on my own, I can turn to Silver Lining whenever I need someone to lift me up. My cancer sisters know exactly what I have been through and encourage me to keep going. It is a strong group of women who teach me how to be healthier in the way I eat and exercise.