Cancer Awareness for April
Testicular Head & Neck Esophageal
April 28th (Sunday) - The dragon boat will be delivered to Rutabaga. We are looking for a crew to wash and move to wheels.
May 1st - Paddling Kick-off (Great Dane Pub - Fitchburg 6pm)
May 4th - Work on any painting repair needed for season (May 11th rain date).
May 5th (Sunday) - Paddling Clinic with Megan Kress.
May 15th - First Night of Paddling (Rutabaga - 6pm)
Dragon Boat Festivals (Get them on your calendars)
St. Charles - June 9th (back by popular demand).
Chicago - July 27th
Lake Superior - August 23-24.
Oshkosh - Sept 21st This is a popular end of season festival.
KIALOA Paddles is offering a SPRING SPECIAL on dragon boat paddles now through May 1st. This is the best price you can get on their paddles for a limited time. http://www.kialoa.com/paddles-gear-1/dragon-paddles.html. If you are interested, let us know and I can get back to you on ordering information. The paddle price is $175/ea. TSM to rebate you $50 on your paddle purchase.
Raffle – Stand Up Paddleboard
One of TSM’s fundraising activities is an annual raffle. For the past several years TSM has selected a kayak as the major prize. This year we’re changing it up and offering a stand up paddle board. Raffle tickets for a BIC 10'4" Dura-Tec SUP Board & Werner Fuji Paddle are on sale. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be on Sunday, June 23 at Rutabaga's Stand Up Paddleboard Days: June 21-23, 2013. Members, families, and friends are encouraged to buy and/or help us sell raffle tickets. If you are interested in buying tickets or assisting in selling them, contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Second City Benefit for Gilda's Club MadisonFri, May 17, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Best of The Second City will appear at Capitol Theater featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty two year history. Bryan Morris, Madison’s Funniest Comic of 2012, will be kicking off this hilarious evening. The Second City and Morris are generously providing this benefit performance in support of Gilda’s Club Madison, a local cancer support community.
This event, presented by Marshfield Clinic and MIG Commercial Real Estate, is also sponsored by Brava, Celebrations Entertainment, Fresh Madison Market, MAPRA and OBX Thinking.
Survivors Teaching Students Saving Women's Lives®
Survivors Teaching Students Saving Women's Lives® is an educational program for health care professionals that is sponsored by the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance. (http://www.wisconsinovariancancer.com/get-involved/learn-from-survivors/) And it is overseen by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. This program is offered nationwide at 200+ medical facilities and teaching hospitals. We have been presenting the program in Milwaukee and Madison for the past 10 years. We are expanding the Madison program for 2013.
This program helps us give a voice to ovarian cancer, the "Disease that Whispers". Volunteer ovarian cancer survivors (along with survivor family members) develop a 7 minute long narrative that highlights their symptoms, their medical journey to diagnosis, and their treatment. Three survivors (including survivor family members at times) will be presenting an hour long program to small groups of 3rd year medical students during their gynecologic rotation at the UW Madison Hospital and Clinics. This will happen once every six weeks.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the program:WHAT: Survivors Teaching Students Saving Women’s Lives® Volunteer Presenter Training
If you would like to learn more about the Survivors Teaching Students Saving Women's Lives® program or are interested in attending the seminar/training please call or email me (information below). And I'm including a link below that will transport you to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance website where you can access additional information.
Laura Clark Hansen - Madison Ambassador Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Survivors Teaching Students Saving Women's Lives - Madison, WI Facilitator
Whether being featured in local publications, or serving as TSM ambassadors our members are spotlighting thriving and surviving! Let us know if you have news to share.
Healing Touch Therapy
TSM member Julia Leichtenberg is working on her certification in healing touch. As part of her certification process she needs to work with 100 clients. If you are interested in more information on healing touch and how you can help Julia, email her at email@example.com
ACTIVITIES TO SHARE
By Women For Women, Basic Women's Fly Fishing Clinic (Beginners)
Registration is now open at :
June 21, (Fri from 3 pm on), June 22, (All day) and June 23 (until lunch time), 2013. They will be registering 18 Women in the Clinic. Cost will be $196 for new participants. Registration for anyone already having taken this class will open April, 1 2013. Cost will be $225.
Cleaning for a Reason
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.
For details, visit http://www.cleaningforareason.org/
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:
Trademark/copyright attorney. Do you know a lawyer with this area of expertise that is willing to assist pro bono or at a non-profit rate?
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.
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
TSM membership renewal and new form - Jan. 1-31, 2012
A reminder regarding our upcoming membership recruitment and renewal period. No matter the date you joined, ALL TSM members must renew their membership between Jan. 1-31, 2011. In February, new membership cards will be distributed to all members. The membership application has been updated and has been forwarded to members.. Click here to download form.
TSM membership directory - Is Here!
Following the membership renewal and recruitment in January 2013, we will distribute a membership directory with contact information to all members. If you choose not to be listed, be sure to check the "opt out" box on the membership application. The list will be e-mailed to current members with the Monthly digest.
If you have a cancer/fitness resource that is available to women surviving all types of cancer, please forward it and we'll share it with members.
TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. is committed to providing a variety of fitness activities for its members. Membership is required to participate in all activities.
We invite you experience the fun of fitness!
Join TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. to receive details on weekly events, calendar updates, news and announcements.
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.