Winona State University, Gundersen Lutheran Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and Winona Health will again partner to offer “Winona Survivors Unite in Exercise,” a free customized exercise program for cancer survivors.
The 12-week program will help cancer patients maintain or improve strength, endurance, flexibility and wellness following treatment. Eligible participants include those who have just completed treatment and those who have been survivors for years.
Past participant Mary Rohrer said the program greatly increased her confidence as a cancer survivor.
“Without this program I don’t know if I could have done it all by myself,” said Rohrer. “Exercise in a group–all of whom have experienced the same disease–is a double dividend in giving me the motivation to not only get moving but keep moving!”
Survivors will meet 6:45-7:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the WSU Integrated Wellness Complex, room 136. Participants will work with WSU undergraduate students in the Movement Science program.
Participants must receive approval from the program director and their physician before beginning the program. The 12-week session will begin Feb. 11. Enrollment is currently open.
For more information, to receive enrollment forms, or to join the program, contact Gary Kastello, professor of health, exercise and rehabilitative sciences, at 507-457-5219.