Welcome to our winter 2019 edition of Inspire with the theme of mental health and wellbeing. We chose this theme as often our community members tell us that the effects from supported group exercise, having a goal to strive for, and the social outlet of Can Too benefits their mental health and wellbeing.
In this edition we hear from Dr Zaklina Kovacevic who wears many Can Too hats, from a swimming participant to a cancer researcher, a fundraiser and a grant beneficiary.
Can Too participant Lindsay Asquith shares how she became a swimming convert. She overcame her fear of drowning from witnessing the destructive force of the ocean in the 2004 Tsunami.
Can Too Coach Ben Stammer reveals what his midlife crisis made him do and what he feels is the power of the Can Too community.
We also spoke to Stephen and Maria Hobbs’ for the You Can Two section. Their approach to training is different as Maria is happy to swim slower than others and focus on completing the distance whilst Stephen is always analysing his times with the goal of improving his numbers. However, they both feel that they are part of a Can Too family on the Gold Coast, which is reassuring as their original family is a long way away in the UK >> Learn more.
Discover why Can Too veterans and newer members of the East Pod love their training group.
You can access the entire publication here including what our upcoming programs and Can Too Adventure Challenges are, find out which Can Too funded researcher was named Cure Cancer Researcher of the Year, meet our new team member, see a snapshot of 16 Can Too trekkers who conquered the Salkantay Track, the lesser travelled road to Machu Picchu, and more.
See you around in orange.
Chief Executive Officer | Can Too Foundation