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SOLE Survive-N-Thrive (Walking Groups)
SOLE Survive-N-Thrive Walking Group

Community Walk Group Possible Locations:
Canyonville • Elkton •  Glendale • Glide • Myrtle Creek • Roseburg CCC Campus • Roseburg Downtown  •  Roseburg Stewart Park | VA • Oakland | Sutherlin   

RETURNING IN 2019  |  May - September

                              It's As Easy As 1 - 2 - 3!
  1. Sign up by mail, fax or in person to join one of our FREE communitywalking groups.
  2. Commit to a goal of walking 3x a week for 30 minutes
  3. Beginning May 2019 start walking with your group. It's that easy!

SOLE Survive-N-Thrive Program:
Community walking groups meet three times each week. The Walk Group Leader is a volunteer who is assigned to each community group. The leader will welcome your participation and can assist you with beginning your program. Each group walk is based on the needs of the group and encouraged to set the goal of completing a 30-minute walk session.

Join us we walk three times a week and make memories happen. These Douglas County communities are seeking walk group leaders and ideas for meet up locations; Canyonville, Elkton, Green, Myrtle Creek, Oakland | Sutherlin.

Don't Miss Out!
Walking group participants will receive tremendous benefits from the exercise alone. You might also make new friends, get out more often, and start making a few more healthy lifestyle choices. 
Why a Walking Program for Survivors, Family & Friends?

The Evidence
Two decades of research have demonstrated that regular physical activity reduces the risk of cancer, including cancer recurrence, and may lessen cancer treatment-related side-effects such as fatigue, sleep problems, and anxiety, among others. Despite overwhelming evidence for the benefits of physical activity, only 51.7% of adult Americans meet the current physical activity guidelines calling for 150 minutes of accumulated moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week). There are many reasons why people are underactive and for cancer survivors, treatment-related side effects and symptoms can often lead to a lack of motivation and tolerability for exercise, suggesting the need for programs that offer support and that can be performed by individuals who suffer from treatment-related fatigue or other physically limiting side effects.

Walking is a simple, tolerable and cost-effective type of physical activity that can be readily and broadly implemented in communities, even those that have limited resources. Social support provided from group walking programs, which could include the family and friends of cancer survivors, is known to increase physical activity participation rates among persons with cancer. Walking has been associated with improvements in cancer-treatment related symptoms, like fatigue and anxiety, both during and after cancer treatment., which can in turn increase the likelihood that survivors achieve and maintain recommended levels of physical activity.

The Approach
In an effort to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer it is important to increase physical activity, with a particular focus on cancer survivors who are at higher risk of cancer recurrence that could be lessened with exercise. Including friends and family of survivors in the walking communities provides the social support survivors may need to get and stay physically active and can also reduce the risk of primary cancer for those persons. Our program, “SOLE Survive-N-Thrive” is a county wide effort to implement an ongoing evidence-based walking program aimed to reduce the risk of primary (first time) and secondary (recurrence) cancers that are related to physical inactivity and to improve quality of life in cancer survivors.
For more information in Douglas County contact:  the Community Cancer Center
Angelia Freeman  |  Phone: 541-673-2267 ext. 5104
Email:  AFreeman@CCCRoseburg.org
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