FREE Small Group Training Program for Breast Cancer Survivors following the University of Pennsylvania PAL (Physical Activity and Lymphedema Study) protocol. PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. A consultation with a physical therapist is required to participate.
Who Is PALS For? READ THE BLOG
Upper Valley Aquatic Center wants PALS for Life to bring safe and effective research-based exercise to as many breast cancer survivors as possible! PALS for Life welcomes anyone who has been affected by breast cancer. All survivors are encouraged to stay active. Strength training, if performed correctly and with proper guidelines, is very safe and extremely beneficial for those who have, or may be at risk for lymphedema.
How Can I Participate?
What is Lymphedema?
It is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system that can occur after breast cancer surgery-and/or radiation treatment. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well and, as fluid builds up, swelling occurs. Experts estimate that 5% to 40% of women will experience some level of lymphedema after breast cancer surgery. The PALTrials sought to examine the role of weightlifting both of breast cancer survivors with and at risk for lymphedema. The study found that a slow progressive weightlifting regimen allowed women to put activity back into their daily lives and did not increase their risk of developing lymphedema. In fact, women with lymphedema saw a significant decrease in the size of their affected arm and were better able to complete activities of daily living.
PALS Is Life Changing Lives
December 3 – March 6 (no class Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) M/W @ 10:30am-11:30am
March 11 – June 3 M/W @ 9:30am-10:30am (no class Memorial Day)
Affordably priced small group training for those who have completed the PALS protocol and want to do additional training. This program is based upon The Strength and Courage Project. A collaborative work with many partners including Magee-Womens Foundation, the philanthropic component of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital. Magee is committed to bringing women with cancer better prevention, detection and treatment options through individualized patient care, research, advocacy and education. $49 for 12-week session.
December 3 – March 6 (no class Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)
M/W/F @ 9:30am-10:30am
March 11 – June 3
M/W/F @ 10:30am-11:30am (no class Memorial Day)
EAT TO DEFEAT: Eat like Mother Nature intended. Eat all the major food groups, make healthy choices, care for yourself by preparing foods, & develop a healthy relationship with food. Participants receive supporting literature, good food sources, shopping lists & recipes created by Dr. Laleh Talebian, the creator of Eat to Defeat Cancer™ Nutrition series. Dr. Laleh Talebian, Ph.D. is a research scientist, with a strong background in cancer biology, human genetics and immunology, & a certified health & wellness coach. For more info contact Erin at [email protected]
Open to those living with breast cancer and beyond
Affordably priced group supported training for cancer survivors. Completion of PALS for Life protocol is not required to participate. There is mounting evidence that exercise and rehabilitative interventions improve outcomes for cancer survivors. Join us!
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10-11am • One time fee of $60 for MyZone Strap and $55 monthly • Open enrollment
STEPS TO WELLNESS OPTION for Living Beyond Cancer
Can’t make our weekly small group support training? Try The Steps to Wellness, a self-led program with monthly trainer check-in. A model developed by the University of Vermont Hematology/Oncology Department to help you progress with your program and fitness goals safely.
REGISTER for all programs TODAY at the Welcome Desk. Questions? Contact Erin 802-296-2850 ex 115 [email protected]
Your generous donation helps breast cancer survivors emotionally and physically.
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PO Box 1198
White River Junction, VT 05001
802-296-2850 ex 102
Give with a credit card over the phone during business hours
(Min. class size 3 - Max. class size 8)
Send referral to Fax #802-291-9857