For More Information
Please contact our Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist:
Vicki McGrath, ACSM-HFS, HFD:
In The News...
The SF Chronicle published this article that speaks to how instrumental the PJCC's Pink Ribbon Program is to recovery.
Pink Ribbon Program Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Stay Strong
OnSite Magazine - Summer 2014
Read about this unique program at the PJCC in Foster City.
Program Provides a Ribbon of Hope
Connections Magazine- PJCC
Show Your Support
Please help us provide the Pink Ribbon Program to more women!
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!
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.
Video: Hear The Stories of Recovery From
Pink Ribbon Participants
October 19 - 25, 2015
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us in activities that help bring attention to the cause and raise money for our Pink Ribbon Post-operative Recovery Program.
Wear Pink Day
Wednesday, October 21
Join the employees of the PJCC and wear your Pink!
with Wellness Coach Jeannie Solomon
Sunday, October 25
10:00 –10:45 am
Health Care providers/Support Groups & Vendors
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Bay Area Cancer Connections
- Kaiser Permanente
- Mills Peninsula Hospital
- HERs Breast Cancer Foundation
- CanCan Health (Formerly Check your Boobies)
- Ruby Ribbon
- Zub Rub
- House of Alva
- Chemo Care Bags
- Foster Ink
Workout For the Cause
|Monday, October 19||Zumba with Dina||7:35 – 8:30 pm|
|Wednesday, October 21||Aqua with Kelly||9:00 – 9:55 am|
|Zumba with Kim||12:00 - 12:55 pm|
|Thursday, October 22||Light & Easy with Ginger||10:30 - 11:25 am|
|Friday, October 23||Yoga with Tracey||9:30 – 11:00 am|
|Sunday, October 25||Team Taught Indoor Cycling Class with Megan||9:00 - 10:30 am|
|Dance party – Team Taught||11:00 am – 12:30 pm|
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 Tuesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
First session starts Tuesday, July 14
Peninsula Jewish Community Center | 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
This free group is for women who are 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. This group is led by Ann Rivello, a licensed therapist, experienced group leader, and breast cancer survivor.
Registration: Please call the BCC at 650.326.6686 for information or to register.