One week ago we celebrated a huge milestone – our 10 year anniversary! Ten amazing years of service to the cancer community. I have enjoyed walking down memory lane these past few weeks, sharing stories of how we were able to reach this point. Whether it be the bows, new friends on the West Coast, or meeting important people when I’m postpartum or over the internet – I’m proud of our story and hope that it has inspired you!
Today, I simply want to say thank you.
I realize, without a doubt, that we would never have made it this far without YOU. Whether you’ve given to support us financially, prayed for us, worked with us as a trainer, or even exercised at one of our sites as a patient – all of you played a part in helping us reach this milestone!
I am so thankful for all of you!
Every single day, I am struck by the awesome responsibility I’ve been given by God to run this organization. Honestly, I can’t believe He picked ME to do this work.
To me, this is so much more than a job.
It is so much more than a calling.
Honestly, it is why I get out of bed every morning. I believe that God has created me for this. I can look back over my entire life and see how He shaped and prepared me for this. I can see the doors He has opened along the way and the favor He has given to us….And I am humbled.
Therefore, my commitment to you is to continue this important work with all of my heart! To keep going until exercise becomes standard of care in cancer treatment, insurance companies reimburse for these services, and that everyone who is diagnosed with cancer knows the hope and encouragement we can offer to them!
We can’t do it alone.
But thanks to you, I know we don’t have to.
Here’s to many, many more years on this amazing journey.
I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Karen Wonders, Ph.D., FACSM
Founder and CEO