EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
Paddle to Heal
It is our goal to purchase our own boat this year. We are close to reaching it through various fundraisers but there are many extraneous expenses: lifejackets, paddles, registration fees, travel expenses, insurance, uniforms and boat trailer. Unfortunately, this is a “pay to play” sport. Most of us self-fund but we want to make this accessible to ALL.
We depend on the generosity of individual donors to help fund our programs and campaigns. Your contribution enables us to continue our mission and we truly appreciate it. Please consider becoming a sustaining monthly or annual donor. This will help ensure our presence in the Missoula community and Silver Lining Foundation will continue to thrive.
THIS IS US
We were brought together by the common experience of being in the trenches and trying to decipher how to move forward after the “battle”; post-surgery, post-chemo, post-radiation, post-the life that we used to know. Our group has grown to over 150 members who meet once a month for educational gatherings and weekly for physical training. Our gatherings include listening to educational speakers, sharing meals and focusing on moving forward with healthful habits that can significantly reduce the risk of recurrence—clean eating, regular exercise, practicing mindfulness, embracing nurturing relationships and……….DRAGON BOAT RACING.
Silver Lining firmly embraces the philosophy that EXERCISE IS MEDICINE . We have found that dragon boat racing allows us the opportunity to continue to nurture the athlete in each of us and to appreciate the value of working together toward a common goal.
To be in that boat is amazing. Racing a dragon boat allowed me to do something physical, even when it seemed like I should not have been able to. The spirit of the women surrounding me and the rest of our team gave me the strength I needed not only in that moment, but while I’m fighting cancer.