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New Board Member: Mollie Lyden

We are thrilled to introduce our newest Board member of FLIP, Mollie Lyden! We wanted to make sure our FLIP family learned a bit more about Mollie, too, so we embarked on a little interview to shine some light on to her life! Hometown: Austintown, Oh (Youngstown area). Now, she resides in Westerville, Oh, with her husband Michael.  Job title:  MRI Lead Technologist, Advantage Diagnostics  Passions: I love sports and watching baseball (Cleveland Indians!). I also love to play volleyball and we are Notre Dame (don’t hate!) and Miami Dolphin fans. Q: What #inspired you to join the FLIP Board?   I got involved with FLIP first because wanted to volunteer with an organization that meant something to her. Chose because her father. Thought it would…

Darby Creek Trail Run 2019! Registration is LIVE!

  What/Why: FLIP’s 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 13th  Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE) Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park REGISTER NOW! Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community. In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to…

2019 Darby Creek INSPIRE Ambassador Team: APPLY TODAY!

FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run: 2019 INSPIRE Ambassadors Are you passionate about…living a lifestyle that prevents cancer and inspires others to do the same? Approachable prevention, simple changes, community support, fun ideas. That’s what FLIP is all about. Join us, as we take simple steps to FLIP our lives and the conversation on cancer in our nation from reactive to proactive, one day at a time, and be an ambassador for our 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run to inspire your friends to do the same. Program Details ·       Must be committed to participating in either the 5k or 10k race on Saturday, July 13, 2019! ·       Must be willing to promote Flip’s Darby Creek Trail Run (DCTR)  at least 2x a month on social…

2018 DCTR: That’s A Wrap!

WOW is all that we can say! You OUTRAN CANCER and YOU ROCK. Thank you to everyone that joined us on Saturday for the 7th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run. The energy around the start/finish line was fantastic, the speakers were amazing, the post-race party was bumping and the weather held out for us! We were excited to welcome 325 runners this year! With the funds raised we will continue spreading cancer prevention awareness, reinforcing education and inspiring preventative action through events. Next up will be our 2nd Annual Prevent Event, where we will offer prevention tips, free health screenings, farmer’s market food sampling and fitness classes at VUE Columbus. Keep your eyes open for more details soon! Congratulations to our 5k winners – Andrew…

Summer FLIP Interview – Meg Sexton

Summer is here, and with it comes vacations, family time, warm weather, outdoor #fun and plenty of opportunities to checkout what Columbus has to offer. We’ve decided to interview the newest member of the FLIP team, Meggie Sexton. Meggie is FLIP’s marketing coordinator and co-race director for the 7th annual Darby Creek Trail Run on Saturday, July 21! Learn a little more about what #inspired Meg to join the FLIP team and all of her community efforts below! Name:   Meg (Meggie) Sexton Age:  34 (but I still feel like I’m 25, does that count?) Hometown: Kirtland, Ohio  Job(s) title(s):  Marketing + Events Consultant for some really awesome non-profits in Columbus, including FLIP! Passions:Long-distance running, writing, strong coffee (two toddlers in tow and a third on…

Recap of FLIP’S First Annual PREVENT EVENT!

The Columbus Prevent Event was an interactive and proactive event dedicated to cancer prevention! Thank you to all that attended – as either speakers, fitness instructors, participants or just silent supporters!   We hope to make this an ANNUAL event with the support of our Columbus community! Please keep your eyes open for details about 2019! Thank you again to all of our partners + vendors! Improvement Warrior Fitness Thank Yoga Orange Theory Fitness Swerve Hip Hop Fitness LIT Life Yoga Jimmy Fryer of Human Form Amy Magorien of American Cancer Society Dr. Darrell Gray + The OSUMC Lindsey Mathes Nutrition Julie Wilkes Balm Skincare Well Berri  Advanced Wellness Center of Grandview Skaates Family Chiropractic American Cancer Society Let Me Run  Yelp Columbus Hello Fresh…

Spring Board Member – Melinda Urani

Spring is here, which means the warmer weather and outdoor activities are just around the corner! We’ve  decided to interview one of our board members, Melinda Urani, to see what she does for #fun around the #community throughout springtime! Name:   Melinda Urani Age:  39 Hometown:  Republic, PA, a small town South of Pittsburgh (that’s where I consider home) but I live in Columbus Job title:  Principal Consultant at Navigator Management Partners Q: How long have you been a part of FLIP’s Board?  A: Approximately 1 year (June 2016).  I was asked to be a board member based on the work I have done with my firm’s Pelotonia fundraising/talent show efforts and my overall support of non-profits. My participation/volunteering at the Darby Creek Trail Run last summer…

FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run 2017

What/Why: FLIP’s 6th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 15th.  Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE) Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Registration Page: http://www.racepenguin.com/events/darbycreektrailrun/ Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community. In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to come…

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  Did you know… that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month since 2000 when President Bill Clinton made the declaration? In fact, March 3 was National Dress in Blue Day to recognize those lives that have been affected by colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society has reported that not only are colorectal cancer cases rising among young adults, it is the third most common form of cancer in the US. Tips to lower your chance of getting colorectal cancer: Get screened before the recommended age of 50 Maintain a healthy body weight Increase the intensity of your physical activity Limit red and processed meats *As recommended by the American Cancer Society

March – Prevention Through Sports

Prevention through Sports FLIP’s theme for March is: Prevention Through Sports! Sports are a big part of our mission, because they take us back to that time in life when it wasn’t about staying fit or losing weight… it was all about having #FUN! You will notice FUN is a huge theme for FLIP. Dust off an old passion, or try a new sport… don’t force fitness… have fun! ‪#FUN‬ ‪#simpleFLIPs‬‪ #PreventionThruSports‬ Tip: Anchor your activity for the week with a sport. It will keep you committed to a scheduled day; give you something to look forward to every week #FUN; provide a great way to stay up with friends #SOCIAL; and is an easy way to get someone active with you #INSPIRE #Community: Where in Columbus can you get friends together for a sport? Check…

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