WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS

FILLING A VITAL NEED

FOR YOUNG WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER

As a woman diagnosed with breast cancer you face a unique set of challenges that your older counterparts do not. You may be grappling with issues around physical and emotional intimacy with your partners. Your ability to bear or raise children may be compromised. Maybe your career has been interrupted in the middle of your professional prime, adding financial strain to the emotional burden of your diagnosis. You may be at a loss to know how you can possibly fulfil your obligations to your children or to others who depend on you. 

 

What will happen in your intimate relationships? What are the potential impacts on your sexuality? How do other young women navigate all aspects of their busy, vibrant lives after a breast cancer diagnosis? How do they cope with changes to their bodies and body image? The questions are endless, but chances are you have found few places to turn to for inspiration, answers, emotional support, and health and wellness resources. You know firsthand that your age group has been underserved and ineffectively supported. iRise Above strives to fill these gaps through unique offerings that are unparalleled, targeted and desperately needed among the young female breast cancer community. 

 

iRise Above is here with health and wellness advice and resources specific to women your age, along with access to a community of your peers.

 

WELCOME TO YOUR TRIBE!

OUR VISION

Outstanding quality of life, empowerment and inspirational support

for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

OUR MISSION

To surround young women with targeted, age-appropriate, and connected health and wellness resources to enable them to rise above the residual effects of breast cancer, complete a life-changing mind-body-spirit expedition, and enjoy long-term survival.

OUR COMMUNITY

Consists of women like you – young women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50 – and our Wellness Collective of experts who have come together to help you thrive in mind, body and spirit

through a transformational iJourney program.

SOMETIMES THE HARDER WE FALL, THE HIGHER WE RISE.

PATHWAYS TO

HEALTH & WELLNESS

iRise Above strives to inspire and empower women to improve their quality of life through a goal-oriented, mind-body-spirit approach. We believe it is essential to cultivate each of these pathways to health and wellness because they are intrinsically intertwined; improper functioning in one area directly affects all other areas.

Physical Fitness

Yoga Practices

Nutrition

Complementary Therapies & Treatments

Mindfulness & Meditation

Physiotherapy

Psychotherapy

Social Work

 

THE iJOURNEY

MONTH 1

MONTH 3

MONTH 6

Start the iJourney Program

Midway Retreat

Active Expedition

iRise Above provides an innovative 6-month program – called the iJourney – designed to individually inspire, empower, and support each young woman with targeted, age-appropriate and connected health and wellness tools and resources that enable her to positively transform in mind, body, and spirit towards a more authentic way of living, after breast cancer. Each woman’s story is unique and so too are the health and wellness tools, resources, and pace at which she chooses to implement them into her daily life. 

Each 6-month iJourney program is unique and is defined by and ultimate goal - the active expedition. To some degree, the training program is based upon preparing for and achieving that ultimate goal. Participants select which active expedition challenge they would like to achieve and are placed into small groups, alongside others young women who have made the same desired end goal. 

Participants are from across North America. They are connected electronically to one another, and to tools, resources, support and counsel with iRise Above's Wellness Collective of advisors. 

 

Upon entry into the iJourney program, each woman works with a personal wellness coach, who is part of our Wellness Collective.. Together they identify areas in her circle of life where the most imbalance occurs. This in turn helps the Wellness Collective determine where to spend time and energy to help create balance. The Wellness Collective circles each woman with resources and tools to empower her to be well and heal after breast cancer. It is up to each woman to choose how she will implement these gifts in her life. The Wellness Collective specializes in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and meditation, body movement, yoga, complementary therapies, modalities and treatments, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, social work and more. 

The final program challenge – the active expedition – will celebrate each woman’s journey to heal, and to overcome the unique challenges associated with having breast cancer at a young age. The women we support close one chapter in their lives and open another, equipped with an amazing toolbox for healthier living that will ultimately help to improve quality of life.

 

We encourage each woman to do the thing she thinks she cannot do and challenge her not to worry about failures, but worry about the chances she may miss when she doesn’t even try! The young women we support ultimately come away feeling inspired and empowered over their own health and wellness, despite breast cancer. 

ACTIVE EXPEDITIONS

TREK THROUGH NEPAL & THE HIMALAYAS TO REACH EVEREST BASE CAMP

JOURNEY TO TANZANIA TO SUMMIT MOUNT KILIMANJARO & ADVENTURE SAFARI

JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC COOK ISLANDS FOR A GREAT OCEAN EXPEDITION IN, ON & SURROUNDED BY, THE OCEAN

TREK FROM CHILE TO ARGENTINA FOR AN INCREDIBLE SOUTHERN PATAGONIA EXPEDITION

 

OUR WELLNESS COLLECTIVE

Advances in early detection and treatment have increased breast cancer survival rates, but this progress has burdened young women with a heavy cost. While this vulnerable segment may be living longer, they are doing so in the near absence of accessible quality-of-life resources relevant to their age group. These women often become depressed, feeling adrift and alone as their lives and their recovery become overwhelmingly difficult. As they repeatedly come up against roadblocks, they stop seeking help with the physical and emotional scars of the disease. Their chances of doing well diminish as their drive and potential are needlessly tamped down and whittled away.

 

Young women need and deserve targeted, age-appropriate, and connected health and wellness resources to help them face their unique and difficult challenges. As more and more young women face early diagnoses, the role of iRise Above in filling the support gap becomes ever more urgent and vital.

iRise Above has a Wellness Collective of Advisors to help you!

JOIN OUR MOVEMENT

GET INVOLVED

 

Making a difference in the lives of young women affected by breast cancer is an integral component of the iRise Above Foundation's grassroots approach to inspire and empower women to become the author of their disease, wellness, and future. Joining our movement to help improve the quality of life of these young women through an innovative mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness, can be exciting and rewarding. In order to accomplish our mission, we need you!

 

Here are some of the ways you can get involved and show your support for the iRise Above Foundation and the amazing young women we support.

Sponsorship

Join Our Team

Volunteer

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