WHO ARE WE?
The Strong Survivors Exercise and Nutrition Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers utilizes exercise as a therapeutic tool to help cancer survivors and caregivers get through the treatment and recovery process. Exercise programs are individualized for each participant and are based on medical and fitness histories, initial fitness assessment results, and quality of life goals. All programs are created and administered by SIU student staff members who have completed the Strong Survivors Staff Training Class. The free program occurs primarily at John A. Logan College and the SIU Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory (http://strong-survivors.siu.edu/index.html).
We are trying to raise funds for new treadmills for the SIUC Cancer Rehab Lab for exercise sessions and assessments. Pictured below are our current treadmills on the left and the new treadmill we would like to purchase with your help!
The new treadmills will benefit community members who are cancer survivors and caregivers as well as current SIU students. The cancer survivors and caregivers will have the opportunity to exercise on a safe, comfortable and state of the art treadmill, while students will be able to better assess and evaluate the exercise programs and the participants' cardiovascular capacity.