MOVE provide practical and online support to people living with and beyond cancer. We focus our services on children and young people living with and beyond cancer and also a wider age range through our 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer initiative linked to parkrun.
MOVE is embarking on a mission to inspire people to #MoveAgainstCancer
Being diagnosed with cancer means people face an extremely tough journey. There is so much thrown at you both physically and mentally during treatment and it doesn’t just stop there.
The current evidence base for cancer survivorship strongly advocates participation in physical activity, with the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative stating that there is;
‘Persuasive evidence that a healthy lifestyle during and after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological well-being’.
MOVE provides practical support through our MOVE online support programme for children and young people. Our 5k Your Way Move Against Cancer groups are available for all ages and abilities.
'I ran the whole of Vicky Park, Leicester 5k Your Way after my first chemo. I got to give my oncologist and chemo nurse a big hug and say thank you for their help so far #MoreToThePatientThanCancer
Gemma Hillier-Moses was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24 in 2012 and founded MOVE Charity in 2016 to provide people with support that she never received. Gemma's main focus is to support and inspire people to #MoveAgainstCancer.
Gemma is hugely passionate about the benefits of exercise/movement both physically and mentally when living with and beyond cancer.
Our team of Trustees takes MOVE's work very seriously and are responsible for making sure our charity is doing what it was set up to do.
We are grateful to our varied and dedicated board.
We have a small but very ambitious team that includes;
MOVE CEO/Director - Gemma
MOVE Cancer rehabilitation specialist - Helen
5K Your Way Initiative Manager - Georgie