A reminder regarding our upcoming membership recruitment and renewal period. No matter the date you joined, ALL TSM members must renew their membership annually. THESE MEMBERSHIP/MEDICAL FORMS PROVIDE TSM WITH LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR PROGRAMS. New membership cards will be distributed to all members. Upon receipt of your membership/medical release form and $25* annual fee, you will receive a membership confirmation and begin receiving member information.

*The $25 will help offset a portion of our ongoing operating expenses including membership to our national organization, insurances, storage/maintenance of equipment, website hosting, postal services, etc. and allow us to continue to offer the variety of programming we enjoy.

*NO MEMBER will be turned away due to financial hardship. Let us know if you need special consideration.

DownloadTSM, Inc. Membership Form
Download and complete the application and have it signed by your doctor.

Return form and check to:
TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc.
P.O. Box 46603
Madison, WI 53744-6603

TSM Program Scholarship Policy

TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. (TSM) will award to any current TSM member up to 80% of the cost (not to exceed $200 per calendar year) for any TEAMSurvivor sponsored event or class. This can include, but is not limited to TSM exercise classes, event (dragon boat festival, triathlon, run/walk) registration fees, bus transportation. TSM will not cover the cost of food or lodging. If you are interested, request an application by sending an e-mail to: teamsurvivormadison@yahoo.com

TSM Fitbit Group

Gail Bliss has started a TEAMSurvivor FitbIt group. The idea of the group is to help motivate each other to keep being active. The group is private so you have to be invited to join the group. The group will see only what you set for the group to see. What we see presently is the steps only of the groups 5 members. Steps for the last 7 calendar days are posted along with the number of active minutes. Send a request to Gail (gail3511@gmail.com) or myself (Susan Reed, greed@chorus.net)) and we will send you an invitation. Follow the instructions on the email, log into your dashboard and click on the “community” tab to see TEAMSurvivor Madison (WI). Click on that to see the members and their steps! We can set up challenges as added little incentives to stay active!

Padding Season Winding Down

September 19th will be a fun paddles. Our final night of paddling will be Wednesday, Sept 26. This will be a moonlight paddle from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring your headlamp if you have one.

A refresher on the Inclement Weather Protocol for paddling. Check Rutabaga's weather hotline (608-310-3868) after 3pm and if it's cancelled by that time there will be a message. If no message, then come - but it can still be cancelled if a thunderstorm is imminent when we gather and if that happens, then we'll have an early Red Robin.

On Land Committee Updates

Fitness Classes
UW Sports Medicine exercise class with Karen will restart this fall. Details will follow. Meanwhile keep moving and using those muscles while enjoying your summer :-)

Fall Run/Walk Events Gilda's Run Gilda's Run

TSM has a chance to give back to Gilda’s club by participating in the October 14th Gilda’s Run by joining the TeamSurvivor team "TSM For Gilda"!

The funds raised from the run will help meet the $100,000 flood insurance deductible Gilda’s club has to meet. There is a 5K run or a 2mile walk. Early bird registration is $35 until September 17th, and registration by September 23th guarantees a T-shirt.

Come join and invite family and friends to join the TSM team to help support Gilda’s club. Please go to the the website: http://events.gildasclubmadison.org/fr/View/fundraiser/GildasRun2018/team/TSMForGilda for more information and for registering!

You can also donate to their flood relief at: https://events.gildasclubmadison.org/Portal/Donate/RebuildGildas

Berbee DerbyBerbee Derby - A TSM Tradition!

Berbee Derby "Like a Thanksgiving Parade only Faster" You have a choice of a 5K Walk, 5K Run or 10K Run. If you want to get the $30 early bird price sign up by October 1st.

Team registration will end 25 Oct. Open to friends and families.

Make sure you select TEAMSurvivor Madison as your team. https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Fitchburg/BerbeeDerby?fb_action_ids=10212946190556213&fb_action_types=og.shares

Hike & Bike for Hotcakes

We regret to announce, the TEAMSurvivor Madison Board has made the decision to cancel the 2018 Bike & Hike for Hotcakes. The recent heavy rains and flooding caused significant damage to the Military Ridge Trail in the Mount Horeb and Verona corridor and the DNR has closed that portion of the trail. As the trail is the focal point of our event, we felt that we can not offer a safe, quality event.

Since we hold this event as a community gathering and also a fundraiser, we welcome donations to support our mission at http://www.teamsurvivormadison.org/Support.html We are considering another fundraiser this winter, so stay tuned!

Carbone Article highlights TSM
UW Carbone Cancer Center published an article entitled "Exercise Tips for Cancer Survivors" in its online newsletter, "Advances." UW Sports Medicine Fitness Center and TEAMSurvivor were interviewed for this article. Check it out! https://www.uwhealth.org/health-wellness/exercise-tips-for-cancer-survivors/52018 You can subscribe to their monthly newsletter at http://www.uwhealth.org/cancernews


What’s your favorite fitness? If you have a fitness opportunity or event that you participate in, plan to register for, and is available for fellow members, family, or friends to participate in, please forward it and we'll share it with members.

Gilda's Club - Madison
Register at www.gildasclubmadison.org
Ongoing Fitness
Tuesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. - Joyful Yoga
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Relaxation & Guided Imagery
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Drop-in Needle People
Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. - Gentle Yoga

Why Not Ask!

As an all volunteer, member-driven, and member-led organization, we look to you to help brainstorm or solve a current need. The best way to find out if you can help, is to ask. Current needs for the organization:

Business services for the TSM office. Do you know a local business/data/internet provider that may be willing to donate or offer reduced rate services? Does your employer offer something like this to non-profits? This would allow TSM to set-up business operations at our office.

If you have leads on any of the above, please email TEAMSurvivor with details. THANKS!

TSM has a Facebook Page!

TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. is now on Facebook. Become a friend, share pictures & video, check for events and more! To view our page, click on http://www.facebook.com/pages/TEAMSurvivor-Madison/227994469631

TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. is committed to providing a variety of fitness activities for its members. Membership is required to participate in all activities.

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Program Possibilities are Endless!
TSM members have expressed interest in trying new activities such as sledding, pickle ball, volleyball and a night of Wii. If you'd like to coordinate and host a TSM, Inc. activity, we invite you to contact us and assist with the details. We'll help by spreading the word to the membership.

Let us know if a TSM member or the organization is highlighted in a publication or on the news.