Recovering from cancer is no walk in the park, but walking in the park is recovering from cancer!
38 people are interested
Lead small groups of cancer survivors, caregivers and volunteers (usually 4-10 people) on easy walks in parks and multi-use paths. Evenings after work when it's light out, and weekends any time of year. We will provide training in understanding the common physical and emotional challenges that cancer survivors may face, how to make the experience a welcoming and enjoyable one, and what to do in the event of an accident. Must provide own transportation. Volunteers may choose the parks where they lead walks, so they may be convenient to your work or home. Ideally, volunteer is willing to lead walks at least once per month, preferably more often. Leader can choose location and distance, but walks should generally be between 1/2 mile and 3 miles on paved sidewalks or improved trails.
We are also seeking volunteers to lead hikes on unimproved trails along the Front Range. Hike leaders require additional training and expertise. See related posting "Tell Cancer to Take a Hike."
Although more and more people diagnosed with cancer are living longer and longer, it's still true that a cancer diagnosis creates physical and emotional challenges for the person with the disease, their family, and their close friends. One thing that benefits survivors and their caregivers is exercise! The American Cancer Society and other expert organizations recommend that cancer survivors get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise. Live By Living's walks and hikes help get survivors and their caregivers on the path to meeting this recommendation. In addition to the many physical benefits of exercise, our walks connect survivors with nature and with other people who understand what they have been through. The camaraderie of shared experience, the solace of nature, and the positive impact of exercise combine to give survivors new tools to face the challenges that cancer presents. You can be a vital part of this great program!
We'll work with your schedule.
Parks and trails along the Colorado front rangeDenver, CO 80203
- Outdoor Recreation
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- walks usually take 1-2 hours