BENEFITING: INSTITUTE FOR AERIAL LIFT SAFETY
Resilience Racing is a competitive sailing program for cancer survivors. We are building a competitive racing team from the ground up, teaching a group of cancer survivors how to sail and race, and then competing in eight San Francisco Bay regattas in the fall of 2015.
Resilience Racing was founded by Jennifer Hinkel, a sailor and a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma. There are more than 14 million cancer survivors alive in the US today. Most cancer survivors face physical or emotional long-term effects from cancer or cancer treatment that impacts their health and quality of life, such as fatigue, pain, weakness, anxiety, or depression. Sailing and other action sports help people get into a "Flow State" - A state of focus and high performance that eliminates anxiety and fear. By supporting Resilience Racing, you'll be helping cancer survivors get back on their feet after treatment, learn a new sport, and find a supportive community.
Resilience Racing was founded by Jennifer Hinkel. After finishing treatment for cancer 17 years ago, Jennifer found that sailing had a powerful healing effect in physically and emotionally recovering from going through cancer. Jennifer has a successful track record in putting together racing teams on the San Francisco Bay and working with other cancer survivors across a range of activities.
Your contribution to Resilience Racing can help a cancer survivor find healing, inspiration, and peace through the sport of sailing. This program will make a critical difference to the lives of cancer survivors when they are going through the challenging period of recent survivorship -- often facing anxiety, depression, and fear of cancer recurrence while dealing with the physical pain, weakness, and fatigue that often comes after chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The sport of sailing can create physical and emotional healing while giving a person the gift of a new passion and sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Note: Resilience Racing is a 501(c)3 fiscally sponsored non-profit program under the umbrella of the Institute for Aerial Lift Safety (IALS).