Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Pink Ribbon Program

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Picture1Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery.  You’re probably exhausted, your arm may be painful and swollen, and the adjuvant treatments can make you feel even worse.  All you want to do is rest.  In the past, that’s exactly what was recommended.  However, studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

The Pink Ribbon Program™ is a therapeutic exercise program developed by a survivor for patients and survivors.  Exercise is an important part of treatment and recovery.  The Pink Ribbon Program™ works in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations for an exercise program.  The Pink Ribbon Program™ helps stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery.  Suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago and accommodates all
fitness levels.

Benefits of The Pink Ribbon Program:

  •  Reduces feelings of depression
  • Improves self-confidence and control
  • Helps regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm
  • Enhances energy levels
  • Helps to control weight
  • Improves sleep and alleviates fatigue
  • Decreases stress and tension
  • Enhances physical and mental well-being

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For more information about The Pink Ribbon Program contact the UFC Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Jen Price, at jprice2@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or by calling the UFC Front Desk (717)531-7075.