Rhode Island Monthly Breast Cancer Awareness : Page 10

SPECI A L A D V E RTISIN G SEC T I O N an exercise program for cancer survivors, and the Stanford program was renamed Live Strong later that year. The program is open to all can-cer patients of both genders, but Cerrito states that 69% of the participants are breast cancer patients. The 12-week strength conditioning program meets twice a week, and participants are encouraged to attend the program, even when they are not feeling well, because of the emotional support they receive from other members in the program. Qualitative and quantitative analyses are performed on each participant before they fyi ● Taylor Fletcher is a 14-year-old student at the Green Charter School in West Greenwich.He is also the recipient of the 2007 PPAC Art Scholarship, and he recently completed the certificate program in cartoon art at RISD. Taylor’s aunt is a 5-year breast cancer survivor. The American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program helps women and men with breast cancer, by pairing them up with specially trained volunteers who also are survivors. Talking to someone during the turbulent and vulnerable time that is breast cancer can offer comfort and emotional stability. For more information on this program, call ACS at 800-277-2345 or visit their website at www.cancer.org. ● If you live in Rhode Island, are over 40, have no health insurance or your income falls below our income guidelines, you may be eligible for a free mammogram screening. For more information, call the Rhode Island Department ofHealth at 401-222-4324. ● The United Way “211” offers a myriad of assistance for people in need.Call 211 for more information or visit their website at 211ri.org. begin the Live Strong regime and again at the end of the 12 weeks. Data shows that partici-pants consistently improved in every category tested, and reported less pain and improved social well-being. Cerrito indicates that cancer patients can work little things into every day life to help improve how they feel. For example, putting medicine on top of the refrigerator will force range-of-motion. She also suggests other simple non-invasive exercises, such as arm curls using 4-ounce cans of tomato paste, or taking short walks down to the end of the with NBC 10’s Barbara Morse Silva A special thank you to our sponsors SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL • 21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY RHODE ISLAND REHABILITATION CENTER • GEM PLUMBING AND HEATING 130 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l OCTOBER 2010 CelebrateHope, Celebrate Life Inspirational People, Inspirational Places {A RHODE ISLAND CALENDAR FOR 2011} Presented by: Sponsored by: 9/2/10 11:55:1

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