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SOLE Survive-N-Thrive | Community Walking Program
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                              SOLE Survive-N-Thrive Walking Group

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

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(information is subject to change based on the needs of the group)

                              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 April start walking with your group. It's that easy!

SOLE Survive-N-Thrive is a STEP IT UP! Survivors research project funded and supported by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute & CPCRN. Find the IRP Approved Organizational information sheet here: STEPITUP!Survivors

SOLE Survive-N-Thrive Program:
Community walking groups meet three times each week. The Walk Group Leader assigned to each community, 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, track our steps and make memories happen. These Douglas County communities offer meet up locations; Canyonville, Elkton, Green, Myrtle Creek, Oakland | Sutherlin.

Don't Miss Out!
Walking group participants will receive a welcome kit. Each kit includes; A canvas Tote; a SOLE Survive-N-Thrive T-Shirt; Water Bottle, Pedometer, and health and goal setting information.
After each walk your Walk Leader will record the day walked, number of active minutes and
total number of steps. Then, each week this information is forwarded to the CCC. This information will
be used to determine participation and awarded incentive.

We've Added A Little Incentive ~
  • Attend 4 wks in a row (3x per week) earn a Focus On Hope 5k & 1mile Fun/Run entry valued at $25
  • Attend 3 months in a row (3x per week) earn an entry into drawing for CCC windbreaker (1 per walking site) valued at $35
  • Attend 6 months in a row (3x per week) and Lunch is on US! Enjoy lunch with our Executive Director and an exclusive event for our walking groups. There will be drawings, recognition and more
Can YOU keep up the walking momentium?
  • Attend 12 mos in a row (3x per week) entery into drawing for:
  • A CCC windbreaker valued at $35 each
  • A new pair walking shoes valued at $75 each
  • Coffee or lunch gift cards valued at $5 each

Why a Walking Program for Survivors, Family & Friends?
As presented in the program implementation.

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 (1), sleep problems (2), and anxiety (3), among others (4). 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 (5). 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 [6]. 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 across the state of Oregon, OHSU’s Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (OR-CCRC) and Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program are working together to support an initiative to increase physical activity across in Oregonians, 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. The project, “Step It Up! Survivors” is a statewide effort to implement evidence-based walking programs aimed to reduce the risk of primary (?rst time) and secondary (recurrence) cancers that are related to physical inactivity and to improve quality of life in cancer survivors. The Community Walking toolkit will provide you and your organization with the tools to implement a walking program for cancer survivors and their friends and family members within your community.
A special thank you goes to our grantor Knight Cancer Institute and community partners; City of Canyonville, County of Douglas, Family Tree Medical Clinic, City of Myrtle Creek and the City of Roseburg.

For more information in Douglas County contact:  the Community Cancer Center
Angelia Freeman  |  Phone: 541-673-2267 ext. 5104
Email:  AFreeman@CCCRoseburg.org

  1. McNeely, M.L. and K.S. Courneya, Exercise programs for cancer-related fatigue: evidence and clinical guidelines.  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2010. 8(8): p. 945-953.
  2. Cheville, A.L., et al., A home-based exercise program to improve function, fatigue, and sleep quality in patients with Stage IV lung and colorectal cancer: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of pain and symptom management, 2013. 45(5): p. 811-821.
  3. Burnham, T.R. and A. Wilcox, Effects of exercise on physiological and psychological variables in cancer survivors. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2002. 34(12): p. 1863-1867.
  4. Schmitz, K.H., et al., American College of Sports Medicine roundtable on exercise guidelines for cancer survivors. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2010. 42(7): p. 1409-1426.
  5. Clarke, T.C., Norris, T., Schiller, J.S., Early release of selected estimates based on data from 2016 National Health Interview Survey, N.C.f.H. Statistics, Editor. 2016.
  6. Anderson, E.S., et al., Social-cognitive determinants of physical activity: the in?uence of social support, self-ef?cacy, outcome expectations, and self-regulation among participants in a church-based health promotion study. Health Psychology, 2006. 25(4): p. 510.

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