Debra Stafford wrote -
Getting through cancer treatment is just the beginning of the journey. During treatment, all of their time and energy was focused on surviving. After treatment is over, survivors arrive at the end of treatment wondering, "What now?" Their life, body, and sense of self has often radically changed after cancer treatment.
This is where the ROAR Project comes in (Reclaiming Ourselves After Recovery from cancer). At ROAR, our vision is to give every cancer survivor the tools to create a life they love after cancer treatment. ROAR Survivorship provides activities-based support, including:
* outdoor activities: paddle sports, hikes, runs, walks, laughter yoga, sailing
* stress reduction techniques: yoga, meditation, essential oil therapies
* getting your body back classes: Pilates, yoga, strength training, HIIT, fitwall
* social outings: brunches/dinners, coffees, movie nights,
* self-discovery activities: art, journaling, book club
ROAR Access Wellness provides access to complementary therapies that patients/survivors/metavivors may not have access to via insurance.
ROAR Advocacy League is the training ground for future cancer patient advocates, including:
* Peer Patient Navigation: providing support, education, and advocacy for those going through active treatment
* Research Advocacy, e.g. the National Cancer Institute, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and the Centers for Disease Control
* Fundraising/Event Planning: both community fundraising and seeking federal funding for cancer research and care
* Dressing Up as Super Heroes to visit pediatric cancer patients, including Advocacy League mascot, Bobbie Whippet