About Us

What: Team Survivor is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Affiliates provide group exercise and support programs for women with a present or past diagnosis of cancer.


The National Association of Team Survivor (NATS) provides resources and guidance for Affiliates to develop programs and communicate their missions within their local markets.

Who: Women of all ages and fitness levels and in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery are welcome. Team Survivor is open to women who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer.

History: Team Survivor was founded in 1995, as a grassroots program offshoot of the Danskin® Women's Triathlon Series to provide a fitness opportunity for female cancer survivors to train for and participate in their first triathlon. Austin, TX, and Seattle, WA were the first to run year—long programs.

Programs: Team Survivor programs vary from city to city. All Affiliates focus on providing fun group exercise opportunities, fitness education and peer support. Some program offerings at present include:

  • Walk/Run Groups (“Walk & Talk”)
  • Dragon Boat Racing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Cycling (Road and Mountain)
  • Golf Clinics
  • Pilates
  • Triathlon Training

Requirements: You and your Doctor will be asked to complete a Medical Release form.