About TSM, Inc.

TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. formed in January 2003 as an organization to provide fitness activities and events for women surviving any cancer diagnosis. The all volunteer, member driven, and member led organization provides free or low cost fitness activities and health education programs for women with a past or present diagnosis of cancer. The fun and supportive programs offer women the opportunity to reclaim their fitness, gain a sense of accomplishment, build a social support system and achieve renewed comfort with their bodies and their health. Members participate in programs ranging from walking/hiking and paddling to dragon boating and training for a sprint distance triathlon.

The grassroots organization draws members from Dane and surrounding counties, and virtual members from around the State of Wisconsin and beyond. Annual fund raisers include the Capital Lakes DragonFest in June and the Chocolate Chase Bicycle Ride the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. is organized as a not-for-profit (501) (c) (3) corporation and is an affiliate of the National Association of Team Survivor.

Board of Directors

  • Irene Golembiewski, President
  • Teresa Sprecher, Vice-President
  • Diane P. Stojanovich, Past-President
  • Ilene Kurzman, Secretary
  • Kathy Hansen, Treasurer
  • Sue Reed, Member At Large
  • Mary Williams, Member At Large


Kristin Bradley, M.D., Radiation Oncologist,
U.W. Hospital and Clinics Radiation Oncology Clinic

Amye Tevaarwerk, M.D. Oncologist,
U.W. Hospital and Clinics, Breast Cancer Center

Lisa Milbrandt, LAT, CSCS, Athletic Trainer
Fitness Center and Integrative Practices, UW Sports Medicine

Jo Winkler-Bley, RN
Dean Health Systems

Community Participation

  • Sharing the Knowledge Conference sponsor – Madison, WI
  • World's Largest Bratfest volunteer organization – Madison, WI
  • UW-Carbone Cancer Conference – Madison, WI
  • Midwest Young Adult Cancer Conference (Gilda's Club)
National Recognition

Lance Armstrong Foundation
TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. has been designated a Lance Armstrong
Community Partner by receiving a Lance Armstrong Foundation Grant for 2005-06 for its dragon boat program.