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Find your local 5k Your Way parkrun group today .
This is a fantastic video by Pete Shaw of the 5k Your Way Shrewsbury Group.
It will give you an excellent idea of what to expect at a 5k Your Way group at parkrun.
Walk, jog, run, cheer, or volunteer at your local 5k Your Way Group on the last Saturday of the month at parkrun.
Thank you so much Pete for creating this awesome video!
A community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.
*5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer is a non medical initiative and our ambassadors cannot take responsibility for providing specialist advice or care. Please see our T&C's for full details.
Each of our 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer parkruns will have one of our wonderful ambassadors there on the last Saturday of every month to meet and great you at a designated meeting spot. Our Ambassadors are your 'go to' for each event and will run/walk with some of you if they can. After the walk/run, the ambassadors will gather you together for socializing over a much needed drink and cake.
This initiative was founded by Lucy Gossage, Oncologist at Nottingham City Hospital , a 12 times Ironman Champion and Gemma Hillier-Moses, International Runner and Founder of MOVE charity who was diagnosed with cancer herself at the age of 24 in 2012. Lucy and Gemma are both hugely passionate about supporting people living with and beyond cancer through the power of movement, also supporting the wider cancer community including friends, family members, doctors, nurses and health professionals.
5k Your Way officially relaunched in August 2021 and we are so excited to get the ball rolling again! Thank you to everyone that has come along to our relaunch and we hope to see you again soon!
Having said that, we know that for many people, particularly those with long term medical conditions such as cancer, the easing of Covid-19 restrictions might be scary and that not everybody will yet be happy to return to larger events such as parkrun. However, we also know that the benefits of physical activity and peer support for those living with and beyond cancer are huge. We know that the risk of transmission of Covid-19 is far less outdoors than it is indoors. We know that vaccine efficacy is high (around 74%) even in those who are immunosuppressed (PHE data released on 9th July). And we know, from a survey of 26 oncology health care professionals, that the overwhelming majority would be happy for people on active cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, to attend 5K Your Way groups at parkruns.
We know that the time is not yet right for everybody but we also know that the time is right for many.
We, and our fabulous ambassadors, can’t wait to welcome you to a 5K Your Way group when the time is right for you.
Lucy, Gemma and Georgie.
We are so excited to share our Move Against Cancer Podcast.
This podcast aspires to support and inspire people to move, exercise and live an active and fulfilling life despite a cancer diagnosis. We share the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
We hope that by sharing the stories of others finding their own way through cancer, the Move Against Cancer podcast will provide hope, support and a sense of empowerment to anyone living with or beyond cancer.
Unfortunately, cancer will affect everyone either personally or through our loved ones and so whatever position you are in we hope you will learn and be inspired by our podcast.
Series 2 Episode 3 is out now!! Give it a listen and catch up on all our episodes from Series One.
Thank you so much for listening.
On Spotify HERE
On iTunes HERE
Through our website HERE
Or find us on your favourite podcast directory
Did you know we have a Facebook page where we post regular updates and share community stories, blogs, and events?
We also have a private Facebook group that anyone in our community is welcome to join!
Our YouTube Channel contains videos of our Move Your Way sessions, live Q&A sessions with fantastic guests including Steve Bland from You, Me, Big C; Professor Anna Campbell, who founded the CanRehab cancer rehab instructor course; Jody Jones who swam the channel on chemo; Luke Grenfell Shaw who is cycling from Bristol to China with stage 4 cancer, and many more interesting videos!
This is an excellent interview with Sophie and Gemma on BBC radio 5 Live!
Have a listen back to hear all about the Move as One Facebook Support group that has been set up by young people affected by cancer and is for young people affected by cancer.
The group for 18-30 year olds was Sophie Mulligan's idea, she completed the MOVE programme in 2020.
"I hope it gives people a place where they can ask for advice and stay motivated to keep active, regardless of whether they are on the MOVE programme or not."
A HUGE well done to both of them for being on and thank you to BBC radio 5 live for this brilliant opportunity to spread the word about this fantastic support group!
We were so honoured to have Dame Kelly Holmes launch the first 5KYW group at Tunbridge Wells this weekend. Kelly did a fantastic talk at the start of the parkrun to raise awareness of the work that we do and to encourage more people to get involved with the group. Thank you for your energy, time and inspiration on Saturday morning Kelly.
5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer Founders Gemma Hillier-Moses and Lucy Gossage feature on the Famous BBC Podcast You, Me and The Big C talking all things cancer, exercise and movement as a way of life.
MOVE Founder and 5k Your Way Co Founder Gemma Hillier-Moses on BBC Breakfast. Gemma discusses the importance of moving more and sitting less during and beyond cancer treatment and the benefits on both physical and mental well-being.
BBC featured the 5k Your Way. Forest Rec parkrun on the programme in September 2018. The short video footage shows the positive impact this initiative is having on the cancer community in Nottingham
A HUGE thank you to Jacqueline Gold for selecting Gemma and Lucy, our 5k Your Way Co-founders, as one of the Women on Wednesdays Winners!
This shows that Jacqueline is a fan of 5k Your Way and we're extremely honoured to have been selected, thank you so much!
This is fantastic!
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