You’ve finished treatment. What’s next?
Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K Run/Walk
You may think life should return to normal once treatment is complete. What is normal after cancer treatment? The first few months after treatment are a time of change. It is time for you to find your new normal.
We are here to help you navigate the changes to your diet, your physical appearance, your perspective, and your life. Our Wellness activities can help you with nutrition and exercise. You can continue participating in our cancer support groups to offer hope and educate others.
Our Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K Run/Walk allows fellow survivors and support networks to come together for a fun-filled time. Participants share strength, humor, and wisdom while discovering ways to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope.
On May 14, 2016, the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center held the inaugural Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K Run/Walk at UT Health San Antonio's track. The event’s purpose is to celebrate cancer survivors and to raise awareness about cancer survivorship. The race illustrates that today’s cancer survivors continue to increase in number with better quality of life than ever before.
People from all walks of life participated in the 5K – adults, kids, serious runners, casual walkers, healthcare providers, caregivers and cancer survivors. Trophies were awarded to the fastest male and female participants as well as recognizing the winners in each age group. The top finishing male and female cancer survivors received individual awards.
The 2016 Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K Run/Walk will not be the last. Next year’s event will be even bigger and better! Watch for more details as they become available.