Diane Stojanovich was chosen as this year's Woman of the Year by the Capital Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She took the 10-week challenge and raised over $26,000 for this great cause.

Congratulations to Diane and her "Dream Team" for all of their hard work in helping fight blood cancers.

Member News - Let us know if a TSM member or the organization is highlighted in a publication or on the news.

Shirley Eckes, a first time participant in the TREK Women's Triathlon, won the diamond survivor ribbon pendant necklace awarded by Helzberg Diamonds, one of the event sponsors. Congratualtions Shirley!

The Contribution of Dragon Boat Racing to Women's Health and Breast Cancer Survivorship by Diana C. Parry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Download a PDF of her research or visit:
Qualitative Health Research, Volume 18 Number 2, February 2008
222-233, ©2008 Sage Publications

Pirates of the Yaharabbean Trophy:
Team Survivor Madison's Dragon Boat Team

Kudos to us!
David Medaris, Isthmus recreation columnist, has recognized TEAMSurvivor Madison with a 2008 Reccie Award. According to Medaris, the award rewards those who engage in the sporting life rather than watching others get paid to play! For the full story pick-up the December 26 issue of the Isthmus or visit:
If you missed it, David attended one of our Wednesday paddling sessions this summer, interviewed Jim Caldwell, TSM members and featured us in one of his columns.

Wisconsin Woman magazine - October 2008
Pick up the October issue of Wisconsin Woman magazine and read about TEAMSurvivor Madison, Inc. as a resource for women cancer survivors. It includes a fabulous picture of our new dragon boat and comments from Marilyn Bauer, TSM, Inc. Board member. Or view it online at: Oct08.pdf (pages 27-29)

August 30, 2008 - "A sweet bike ride: Chocolate Chase is boon to cancer survivors"
The Capital Times story by Susan Troller is about TEAMSurvivor's annual fund raising bike ride sponsored by Trek Bicycles. The event included a party afterwards at Trek's Madison west side store.

July 22, 2008 - "Madison boatwright crafts dragon boat for group of cancer survivors "
Wisconsin State Journal story by Gayle Worland about TEAMSurvivor's new dragon boat with pictures by John Maniaci taken at our practice last week. Check out the video!
[story and video]

July 2, 2008 - "Cancer survivor prepares for triathlon"
Video of Karen Miskimen talking about preparing for the Danskin triathlon - Channel 3000 interview

June 12, 2008 - "Dragon boat brings together cancer survivors," by Seth Jovaag in the Oregon Observer
Read about the boat Jim Caldwell has built for TSM

April 2, 2008 - "TSM: Women surviving - and thriving -after cancer" Neighbors Section in the Wisconsin State Journal. Article by Angela Mihm Nigro.
Read what Diane Stojanovich and Karen Miskimen told Angela.

February 25, 2008 - "Exercise aids breast cancer survival" Headline of the Capital Times article by Anita Weier.
Summary of a six year study that included University of Wisconsin investigators. [pdf]

July 18, 2007 - TEAMSurvivor Participants Discuss Experiences - WISC-TV Channel 3, Madison, WI
Some of those who participated in the TEAMSurvivor experience talk with others about what they've worked towards.

July 18, 2007 - TEAMSurvivor Women Complete Triathlon - WISC-TV Channel 3, Madison, WI

July 10, 2007 - Survivor Madison - Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI

July 8, 2007 - Video of TEAMSurvivor in Danskin Triathlon - WISC-TV Channel 3, Madison, WI
A team of 18 women from Madison in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery participated in the Danskin Triathlon in Pleasant Prairie, WI on Sunday, July 8, 2007.

May 21, 2007 - TEAMSurvivor - WISC-TV Channel 3, Madison, WI
If you've ever attempted a triathlon, you know that completing one is no easy task; now imagine you're training for that event while fighting a potentially life treatening disease.

May 22, 2007 - TEAMSurvivor Helps Local Women - WISC-TV Channel 3, Madison, WI
TEAMSurvivor is a special organization just for women. It's a national organization that formed a local chapter in Madison four years ago. Women of all ages in all stages of treatment and recovery laugh, cry and get strong together.

May 16, 2007 - Crazy? Yes, But still training for triathlon
Wisconsin State Journal Column
by Susan Lampert Smith
[link] or [pdf]

October 24, 2006 - Triathlon? Me? Am I Crazy?
Wisconsin State Journal Column
by Susan Lampert Smith
[link] or [pdf]


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