PLEASE SUPPORT THE PJCC's PINK RIBBON PROGRAM
The PJCC's Pink Ribbon Program is an innovative exercise program for breast cancer survivors. Make a difference; donate today!
For More Information
Please contact our Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist:
Vicki McGrath, ACSM-HFS, HFD:
Pink Ribbon Program | Breast Cancer Recovery Program | PJCC
The PJCC is proud to offer The Pink Ribbon Program, a postoperative workout designed to enhance recovery for breast cancer patients. It's the only program of its kind on the Peninsula!
The PJCC is pleased to present this annual fundraising event in support of all who are touched by breast cancer. Join us for a variety of programs throughout the month of October, including:
CanCan Health: Breast Health Education
A showing of the documentary PINK & BLUE: Colors of Hereditary Cancer—Bay Area Premiere!
Pink Ribbon Day, featuring a keynote presentation, "BRCA Basics: Research, Testing, and Surviving," genetic testing with Color Genomics, Workouts for a Cause, and much more!
About the PJCC Pink Ribbon Program
This innovative program includes:
- Supervision by highly trained medical exercise specialists
- Pre- and post-fitness assessments
- Individualized exercise programs designed to produce significant changes in health
- 30-minute private group classes twice a week for eight weeks
- Programs delivered in a fun, motivational and supportive small group setting
This private, small-group, post-rehabilitation class is open to all breast cancer survivors whether surgery was eight weeks or 20 years ago.
The program is tailored to each woman’s health, fitness, and goals. One participant reported that when she entered the program she was unable to open a carton of milk or lift her arms over her head to put a shirt on. Upon completing the program she was able to perform these essential tasks of daily living. Another woman reported that Pink Ribbon “made me feel healthy rather than sick.” Trainers provide emotional support and encouragement on an individual basis, as well as evidence-based individual fitness programs.
The PJCC is the only facility on the Peninsula to offer this innovative program.
PJCC Joins Forces, Fights Cancer, with Sharsheret
We are proud to announce our new partnership with Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that supports young women, and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. As a Sharsheret Supports partner, we’ll have the opportunity to combine our local cancer resources with their vast national expertise, resulting in enhanced service to women and families throughout the Peninsula.
Video: Hear The Stories of Recovery From
Pink Ribbon Participants
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We had a great turnout for our Pink Ribbon Day Fundraiser that helped bring attention to the cause and raise money for our Pink Ribbon Post-operative Recovery Program.
Breast Cancer Newly Diagnosed
and In Treatment Support Group
We are excited to announce a new partnership between the PJCC and Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC).
Bay Area Cancer Connections and PJCC
Diagnosed/In Treatment Support Group
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Starting in January, 2016.
Peninsula Jewish Community Center | 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
This group is for the unique experience of women newly diagnosed or currently being treated for breast cancer. The emotional and practical side effects of treatment will be discussed to provide support for your health and well-being throughout treatment. We invite you to join women in the PJCC community for friendship and support while coping with this challenging transition. Facilitated by: Judy Goldstein, LCSW
Registration: Please call the BCC at 650.326.6686 for information or to register.
Bay Area Cancer Connections now also offers a Hereditary Cancer Support Group, for anyone with a genetic mutation that puts them at greater risk for developing cancer, including but not limited to individuals who are BRCA positive or have Lynch syndrome. To register, call (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401.