Community, Immediacy, Radically Surviving
Burning Survivors began as a walk at Burning Man in 2006, and continues to this day, to celebrate the fact that we are negotiating cancer. We work together to be present in the moment, to take care of ourselves as best we can, and rely on each other when we stumble. To radically live our lives with truth and honesty. To be here, now. We push ourselves as far as we can, physically, mentally, emotionally - and when we can't take another step alone, the community is there to pick us up. We walk to celebrate LIFE! Burning Survivors is for all the cancer survivors, the people who love us, and those who are no longer here. Now, we take the spark and fire that we find at the Burn, and pay it forward in the world. Community. Immediacy, Radical Survival.
WHAT IS YOUR TRY?
Some days when dealing with cancer, all you can do is TRY to walk outside for a moment or TRY to get up the stairs. But at other times you feel like you can TRY to climb a mountain. A TRY is anything YOU can try to push yourself forward, and at the same time help another in the community who needs help. A TRY is any physical feat you train for, push yourself to do, that raises money for your favorite cancer-related non-profit organization. For some, it can be a triathlon or climbing a mountain, while for others walking a 5k or even around the block is a huge feat. What is your TRY? You define it. You train for it. You raise money for those who need your help.
EXAMPLES OF A TRY
* 30-100 mile bike ride for CancerCare
* 3-day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk
* Tough Mudder for St. Jude's Children's Hospital
*NYC Triathlon for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
SUPPORT SOMEONE'S TRY!
What is an TRY? It can be any physically challenging event you want it to be. For some, it's a marathon. For other's it's a walk around the neighborhood during treatment. Every TRY will raise money for the cancer non-profit of your choice. What is it for you? Contact us to create your Try!
ALEX AND THE PLANNING SHOP - TRY TO CONQUER CANCER
The team from THE PLANNING SHOP are joining forces from across the globe to create a TRY to support the Conquer Cancer Foundation
WHO IS NEXT?
Reinforcing our Commitment
What can you do to Be Here Now? How can you push yourself a bit farther, and support a community of others who have gone as far as they can go?
WHAT ABOUT YOURS?
One Step at a Time
Every step brings brings you closer to helping yourself, and helping others. We don't sit down until we have to. And when we do, someone picks up the walk.
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”