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Posted on: September 13, 2011

[ARCHIVED] The Avon Recreation Center is Hosting the Pink Ribbon Program

Pink Ribbon Program Coming To Avon Recreation Center This Week

Avon, CO – The Pink Ribbon Program is an exercise program designed specifically for post-operative breast cancer survivors. Program founder and director of the Pink Ribbon Program, Doreen Puglisi, became aware of the need as she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. She used the Pink Ribbon Program to regain the range of motion as well as strength in her affected arm.

The Avon Recreation Center will be hosting a two day workshop on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 for individuals who come in contact with breast cancer survivors through physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, personal trainers, nurses, group exercise instructors, lymphedema treatment specialists and spa services such as facials, manicures, etc. The goal of this interactive two day course is to provide the participants with a knowledge base that is essential to the successful evaluation of the breast cancer survivor, from diagnosis to treatments, recovery, preventions of lymphedema and proper exercise guidelines and protocols. Evidence based practice and integration of material from the areas of functional exercise, shoulder rehabilitation and Pilates exercise will be the emphasis of the course sessions.

The Pink Ribbon Program is offered on Friday, September 16 starting at 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 starting at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Workshop cost is $425 per person plus $35 for course materials. Space is still available for this two day workshop. Please visit or call 888-445-3089.

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