UC Davis Cancer Center will offer a 10-week Triumph strength-and-fitness program for cancer survivors July 9 through Sept. 14. Classes are held twice a week during the day at 650 FIT Fitness Center, 985 Enterprise Drive, Sacramento. There is no cost to participants.
Triumph was established in 2005 by Pam Whitehead, a Sacramento architect and uterine cancer survivor, with an award from the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The program continues to operate free of charge to participants through Whitehead's fundraising and support from UC Davis Cancer Center and 650 FIT.
Through Triumph, participants build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve their capacity to perform activities of daily living, from work to play. The program may help to reduce the severity of cancer side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes and improve energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal is to help participants develop their own physical fitness regimens so that they can continue to triumph after completing the program.
For more information, please contact Toni Poppe at UC Davis Cancer Center at (916) 734-5786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.