Regular outdoor activities in Madison and Milwaukee
“It’s nice just to be able to get out and visit and not have to only talk about cancer,” explains Autumn Kath, Program Manager at Gilda’s Club. Autumn has been leading regular nature walks all over the Madison area, at places like the UW Arboretum and Pheasant Branch.
The walks started due to the desire to find a way to safely gather during the pandemic. Now, they’ve continued because those who participate enjoy the social outlet as well as the exercise. “You’re just present together,” shares Autumn.
There have also been several outdoor activities in the Milwaukee area for young adults, with many more coming soon. Young adults experience unique challenges when facing cancer. These activities create community that reduces isolation along with the benefit of being active in nature. So far, they’ve snowshoed, practiced mindfulness along the shores of Lake Michigan, met owls after an evening hike, and more.
Look for more activities with the warmer weather, including bike rides, kayaking, hiking, and mindful nature photography.
Would you like to support outdoor activities at Gilda’s Club? Contact Lindsey at (608)828-8862.