The Cancer Connection

The Cancer Connection and PhysioFitness for Cancer

The Cancer Connection 
PhysioFitness for Cancer

Renée Lawson is a 2nd Year Honours Kinesiology and Psychology student currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University. She is very passionate about the arts and physical activity, as she has been training as a dancer for 16 years. Her major career goals are to become a highly skilled physiotherapist and potentially open her own clinic for paediatric rehabilitation to help children with physical disabilities and injuries. Renée was one of the recipients of the Menich Award, which allowed her to partner up with HopeSpring for her first co-op term. She was tasked with creating educational and meaningful programming to help members learn more about health and physical activity, as well as how to build important muscles that may have been lost during chemotherapy treatments. Renée hopes to foster new and valuable connections with HopeSpring's members as she leads them through their personalized programming, which will help her learn and expand on creative ways to provide the best possible care for her patients in the future.

The Cancer Connection is a program designed to provide you with tailored information about your health and lifestyle in connection to your journey with cancer. Over the course of 4 weeks, you will learn more about cancer’s relationship with physical activity, nutrition, mental health and sleep health, with the help of guest speakers who are experts in each of these fields. 

July 10th Cancer and Physical Activity
July 17th Cancer and Nutrition
July 24th* Cancer and Mental Health
July 31st Cancer and Sleep Health

Time: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Zoom

*Please note the session offered on the 24th is at 10am.              

PhysioFitness for Cancer is a gentle exercise program specifically designed for those anywhere on their cancer journey who may be struggling with gaining the muscle mass they need to feel strong. Each week, you will be educated on key muscle groups that are needed to feel strong throughout your day, and what exercises can be done to optimize their function.

Date: July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Time: 11am
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Zoom

Note: (above Zoom link coming soon)

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