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If you’ve received a diagnosis of cancer, you know how anxiety feels. These feelings can become elevated as you begin treatment and afterward, when you learn to navigate your new normal.

When you feel anxious, you may experience rapid breathing, a racing heart, lightheadedness, dizziness, an inability to concentrate and other symptoms. Although they may vary depending on your circumstances, your symptoms are very real.

When you have cancer, anxiety may become part of your daily life. The feeling may even result in post-traumatic stress (PTS). You may experience increased anxiety before medical appointments, especially if you develop PTS.

Feeling anxious before routine appointments is called appointment anxiety. Although these

appointments measure how you’re tolerating treatment or whether the cancer has returned, you may feel debilitating anxiety that can impede recovery. Knowing your cancer may remain or recur is an unsettling feeling.

Allow yourself to experience and talk about your anxiety with a trusted family member or friend. Speaking about your fears helps to disarm them and validate your feelings. Focus on the positive. Rather than fear the worst, hope for the best. Find ways to relax. Listen to calming music or an audio book. Bring someone comforting to your appointments. View your oncologist and medical staff as an important part of your team. They want the best for you and are willing to help.

If you or someone you know is fighting cancer, get in touch with Chix 4 a Cause. Learn more about our Gifts of Love program at chix4acause.org today.

Invite your family and friends to join Chix 4 a Cause for our 4th annual Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk! Our fundraiser takes place Saturday October 5, 2019, at Veterans Park in Allenton, Wisconsin, at the end of the Family Fall Festival. After our 5K Walk/Run, watch the release of the lanterns in honor or memory of men and women who are fighting or have battled breast cancer. Additional lanterns are available for purchase.

Preregistered participants receive a t-shirt and lantern to display. Same-day registration begins at 3 pm. Runners begin at 4 pm. Walkers begin at 4:05 pm. Lantern release is at 5:15 pm.

Adult 18+ $35

Child 17 & under $25

12 & under free (no t-shirt)

Visit chix4acause.org or facebook.com/events/372142406725262/ for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Who: You, your family & friends and Chix 4 a Cause

What: 4th Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K Walk/Run

Where: Family Fall Fest Spooktacular at Veterans Park in Allenton, WI

When: Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 4 pm

Why: Proceeds benefit Chix 4 a Cause

Chix 4 a Cause LTD teamed up with Allenton United Inc. to create a fun conclusion to the Allenton Family Fall Fest! Our 4th annual Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk takes place at dusk. Preregistered participants receive a t-shirt and lantern to display. The festival is supported by local nonprofit groups joining together to better the community. At the conclusion of the festival, we invite participants to watch the release of the lanterns in honor or memory of men and women who are fighting or have battled breast cancer. Additional lanterns will be available for purchase.

Adults 18+ $25

Child 17 & under $15

12 & under free (no t-shirt)

After September 15 add $10 each

5K Run/Walk Schedule

3 pm Registration

4 pm Run

4:05 pm Walk

5:15 pm Lantern Release

Visit chix4acause.org for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!