We know that wherever you are, you’re probably feeling uncertain right now. Please know, we’re thinking of you. You’re a part of our Coalition, and our Coalition looks out for each other.
This weekly series includes physical, mental, and other wellness resources for you. Come back every Friday for more.
And from everyone at the Colon Cancer Coalition, please take care.
Music | Free Online Concerts
Each week National Public Radio (NPR) updates a list of live concerts in all musical genres that you can watch and enjoy for the comfort of home!
Podcast | Finding Fred
This 10-part podcast series on Fred Rogers looks back on the impact his 30 years of lessons for children had on shaping adults today. “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was not a simple show. And Fred Rogers was not a simple man. He was radical. Spiritual. Revolutionary. Maybe even subversive. Bestselling author and cultural critic Carvell Wallace hosts this 10-part series about the life, thinking and work of Fred Rogers, and asks what the cardigan wearing host of a decades-old children’s show can tell us about how to get by in today’s chaotic world.”
Book | One Drop of Rain – Creating a Wave of Colon Cancer Awareness by Molly McMaster Morgoslepov, founder of The Colon Club
“When Molly McMaster receives an unheard-of diagnosis of colon cancer on her 23rd birthday, she finds that her worst fear isn’t that she might die, but rather that she will become “that poor little sick girl.” Instead, she chooses to answer back with creative, funny, sexy, and out-of-the-box ideas that inadvertently begin to change the view of this “old man’s disease.” This is no kumbaya cancer trip. Follow Molly as she generates national “colon” headlines by skating 2,000 miles across the country, building a giant colon, and helping to create The Colon Club, a national nonprofit with the goal of raising awareness of colorectal cancer, especially in young people. An inspirational story of courage and overcoming the odds, this candid memoir is the ultimate story of how every rainstorm begins with just a single drop of rain.”
Documentary | The Mayo Clinic from Ken Burns
“This is the story of the renowned institution that has been called ‘the place of hope when there is no hope.’ The Mayos had a simple philosophy, ‘The needs of the patients come first.’”
Available on Amazon Prime to rent for $2.99.
Virtual Tours | 10 Best Virtual Tours of Famous Landmarks
Travel the world without leaving your house!
Family Time | Virtual Roller Coaster Rides
Carowinds Amusement Park lets you jump on many of their rides without having to wait in line!
COLONTOWN is an online community of more than 100 “secret” groups on Facebook for colorectal patients, survivors, and carepartners. There are separate neighborhoods focused on patients with different stages of disease, the differing types of treatment, and special interests – such as CRC clinical trials, young-onset CRC patients, and local support groups. Every neighborhood is nurtured by a Neighborhood Host (or several), themselves living the experience.
Cancer Wellness for Life Summer Strength Challenge Week 1
Last summer we partnered with Get Your Rear in Gear – Kansas City grant recipient Cancer Wellness for Life to create a workout program focused just on cancer patients and survivors working to build strength and stamina. Each week some simple yet effective exercises are introduced by trainer Sami and Jerry Mansfield that can be done in your home with stuff you already have on hand.
An added bonus to each week is a delicious, nutritious recipe.
10 minute evening yoga stretch
This is a great routine for someone who hasn’t tried yoga before, or could benefit from some calming movement before bed or during the day as a relaxing break.
Cancer Dietitian | Tuna-Med Salad
Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN with Get Your Rear in Gear – Winston-Salem grant recipient Cancer Services offers nutrition help to cancer patients and survivors on how to eat well during and after treatment. Here is one of her latest recipes.
1 can reduced sodium tuna in water, drained
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon capers
¼ cup Kalamata olives
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Add tuna, beans, olives, and capers. Stir to combine.
- Eat alone or serve over greens.
You can read more about nutrition and find more recipes from Julie at cancerdietitian.com.