BHS In the Community
|BMC Presents Program for Post-Breast Cancer Treatment|
|August 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BMC WOMEN’S IMAGING CENTER OFFERS POST-BREAST CANCER WELLNESS PROGRAM
PITTSFIELD, MA – The Women’s Imaging Center at Berkshire Medical Center is presenting an eight-week wellness program for those who have undergone breast cancer treatment, featuring exercise, nutrition information and stress reduction techniques. The program is being offered from September 7th through October 26th. Each program will be held on Tuesdays during that time period from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the BMC Medical Arts Complex, 5th Floor Classroom.
Facilitators for the program are Deborah MacDonald, MS, a certified Kripalu yoga instructor who works in the BMC Rehabilitation Department; Marsha Schulte, Registered Dietitian at BMC; Kim Murdock, RN, from the Women’s Imaging Center at BMC and Peg Noonan, a certified NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) dance instructor.
The program will stress weight stabilization, reduction of discomfort, healthy eating habits, stimulating the immune system, handling stress and increasing energy, while making new friends and having fun. The program will feature two weeks of gentle yoga, one week of nutrition instruction, including a cooking demonstration, one week of stress-reduction techniques and four weeks of NIA dance.
The cost for the eight-week program is $30, with financial assistance available. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To reserve a space for this program, call Kathy Hart, RN, at the Women’s Imaging Center at BMC, 413-395-7965 or register online at www.berkshirehealthsystems.org.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.