TRYing to Conquer Cancer with a team from The Planning Shop
Published on 11 Aug 2020
A team from The Planning Shop has joined forces from across the globe to create a TRY to support the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
What is a TRY? The concept of the TRY was developed by Burning Survivors, a community of cancer survivors living and taking care of themselves the best they can, and then supporting each other when help is needed, wishing to live life to the fullest, and be brave and fearless while always keeping the larger community in mind.
A TRY is any physical feat a person trains for, push themselves to do, that raises money for their favourite cancer-related non-profit organization. For some, it can be a triathlon or climbing a mountain. While for others walking a 5k or even around the block is as much as they can do.
As a cancer survivor herself, Alex Kalmanofsky, head of the Patient Center of Excellence at THE PLANNING SHOP, decided to embark on a TRY, and recruit a team of TRY’ers from the Company as her teammates. The TRYs include cycling and walking longer distances than the team members would normally do. As an example, Alex herself has embarked on a duathlon of cycling and walking, and on the official TRY day (16 August) she will attempt to walk 10k, then cycle 20k, and then walk a further 5k.
How do the TRYs support the Conquer Cancer Foundation?
Team members are being sponsored to complete their TRYs, and all monies raised will be donated to the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
Cancer doctors created the Conquer Cancer Foundation to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment and cures of cancer, working to conquer cancer worldwide by supporting breakthrough research and sharing cutting-edge cancer information with patients and caregivers.
As 16 August is just around the bend, the team of TPS TRYers have been gearing up for their challenges. If you’d like to support them – and raise funds for Conquer Cancer – please click here to donate and conquer!
Good luck Team Alex!