Sarah Appleby, Founder and Chairperson, Team Phoenix Foundation
Saturday 22nd September at 2.00pm
Title: Mind, Body, Soul: Team Phoenix Foundation and Triathlon
Sarah Appleby is the Founder and Chairperson of Team Phoenix Foundation, a charity which provides women who have had cancer with the chance to take part in triathlon.
Many women on their cancer journey are lost and alone. They find very little external support, and have little desire to confess to their families that they need it for fear of
Team Phoenix Foundation provides women who have had cancer a chance to regain physical and mental wellbeing through the sport of triathlon. Our Mind, Body, Soul programme is a truly holistic service for these women. The MIND portion of our programme gives women a chance to meet up frequently with other women like them but for a positive reason: triathlon training. The BODY portion of our trilogy supports our women through a 6 month programme, all equipment, training and group activities free of charge.
Our women laugh and cry together, can speak about the ups and downs of living after cancer diagnosis and as a bonus get fit together. Our Firebirds ultimately partake in the SOUL portion of our programme by completing a sprint distance triathlon as a team, achieving something they once thought impossible. After this experience, the friendships and bonds formed are lifelong and deep and last far beyond the finish line. Team Phoenix is not just a service, it is a family.