Julie Conway is an ovarian cancer survivor, MOCA supporter and a key leader in Move with MOCA, the MOCA exercise group. In this Teal Together post, she tells us why the group is meaningful to her.
I have a new anthem, Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. If you haven’t heard the song or listened closely to the lyrics, the chorus goes:
…“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone…”
And as part of the new Move with MOCA group, I can say we are truly getting stronger and never alone.
Move with MOCA was born of a desire of a few ovarian cancer survivors wanting to stay healthy and strong as we battle or recover from this disease. What better way to achieve that goal than to do it together, where we can stand a little taller and support each other. With so many different levels of fitness, we decided walking was a great way for everyone, regardless of ability, to participate.
Being the middle of winter, we needed an indoor place to walk and the Mall of America was chosen because of location and size. Whether you walk one time around or several, we can all take part in doing whatever we’re able to improve our health. We had a nice turnout and have now planned to make the first Saturday of every month the Move with MOCA walking group date. Perhaps as the weather gets warmer we can move it outdoors; but, if Minnesota winters are any indication, we will keep the walking indoors for now!
Join us Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Mall of America outside Macy’s on the first floor for our next Move with MOCA walk. Together in 2013, we can all get Stronger.