Thank you to everyone who came to the Center on Sunday, October 24 to work out for a wonderful cause: ensuring future workouts for breast cancer survivors! Fees and donations for these special classes will go towards the Pink Power program.
Weren’t able to join us? There’s still time to show your support!
Pink Power @ the PJCC is an innovative exercise program for breast cancer survivors. Make a difference; donate today! We thank you in advance for your generosity.
We are excited to announce a partnership between the PJCC and Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC).
BAY AREA CANCER CONNECTIONS AND PJCC NEWLY DIAGNOSED/IN TREATMENT SUPPORT GROUP
2nd Wednesday of each month • 7:00 – 8:30 pm • Takes place via Zoom
This group is for the unique experience of women 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. Facilitated by: Judy Goldstein, LCSW
Registration: Please call the BCC at 650.326.6686 for information or to register. You can also sign up online.
Bay Area Cancer Connections now also offers a Hereditary Cancer Support Group, for anyone with a genetic mutation that puts them at greater risk for developing cancer, including but not limited to individuals who are BRCA positive or have Lynch syndrome. To register, call (650) 326-6686 or toll free (888) 222-4401.
We are proud to have a partnership with Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that supports young women, and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. As a Sharsheret Supports partner, we’ll have the opportunity to combine our local cancer resources with their vast national expertise, resulting in enhanced service to women and families throughout the Peninsula.
Read the inspiring story of one of our dedicated Pink Power participants, Marianne. Find inspiration for your own fitness journey through Marianne’s story—and be uplifted by Marianne’s love of the community she’s found at the PJCC.
Meet Rosalie Helsel
If you practice Pilates with us at the PJCC, you likely know Rosalie as one of our dedicated, talented instructors. But did you know she’s now a Certified Personal Trainer—as well as one of the newest additions to our Pink Power breast cancer rehabilitation team? Catch up with Rosalie and learn what inspires her about working with survivors.
The PJCC is proud to be the only facility on the Peninsula to offer this innovative exercise program, developed specifically to address the needs of recovering breast cancer survivors. Since its inception in 2011, our program has served over 150 women from across the Bay Area.
Whether surgery was recent or several years ago, studies show that exercise decreases the effects of fatigue, improves the quality of life, and decreases the chance of re-occurrence.
Our participants work with a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (BCES) who will create a personalized exercise program tailored specifically to their health, fitness, and goals.
This program includes:
These individual post-operative Personal Training sessions are open to all breast cancer survivors, whether surgery was eight weeks or 20 years ago. 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 our program “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.
Contact Vicki McGrath, Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, at the PJCC today and learn how Pink Power @ the PJCC can help you on your road to recovery.
Call 650.378.2727 or email.
Pink Power @ the PJCC is a fee-based program. We strive to serve all women in our community. Subsidies are available based on financial need.
We asked our Pink Power @ the PJCC participants to give us one word that described their participation in the program. Here’s what they had to say!