Central Cambria High School donates $3,000 to SFU Cancer Care Program

EBENSBURG — Students from Central Cambria School District are helping local cancer survivors battle effects of cancer treatment.

High School Principal Christo-pher Santini and senior Red Devil football players presented this year’s Football Boosters Pink Out for Cancer donation of $3,025 to the Saint Francis University Master of Cancer Care Program at a home game on Oct. 5.

Accepting on behalf of the university were Stephen Baker, program chair, and Ivan Mulligan, chair of the physical therapy program.

Under the supervision of faculty, students in the master of cancer care program provide exercise and rehabilitation services to the surrounding area through the university’s Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship (CRCS).

The Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship, housed on-campus within the DiSepio Institute, offers exercise programs to rural cancer survivors in order to increase their fitness through prescribed strategic goals.

Whether survivors are newly diagnosed or are long-finished with treatment, students in the program aim to help improve their physical and psychological health, relieve symptoms of treatments’ side effects and learn health lifestyle behaviors.

Services available include:

A variety of clinical services are available to the cancer survivor community through CRCS.

Physical fitness assessment.

Rehabilitative service.

Supervised exercise programming.

Follow-up and maintenance programming.

Psychological support.

Education and lifestyle behavior modification.

Nutritional Counseling and weight management.

For more information on the types of services offered and how survivors can participate, visit francis.edu/CRCS or call 472-3249.


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