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38 Waban Street
Newton, MA  02458
617 795-2214

Play Fit-Stay Fit! is a fun, dynamic, comprehensive and FREE 12-week wellness program that runs each spring and fall for children ages 5 to 18, after they have been treated for cancer. The program is now enrolling for the fall 2007 session which begins on September 18. The program provides an opportunity for pediatric cancer patients and their families to improve their quality of life by establishing or renewing fitness and wellness goals. play fit stay fitGoals are to improve physical abilities such as strength, mobility, endurance, coordination, and balance, as well as provide nutritional guidance and psychosocial support. The program is facilitated by experienced physical therapists, nutritionists, and counselors.

Sessions are held at 5:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening at “Body in Balance,” a wellness facility located in Hauppauge. Supported by the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Stony Brook University, Play Fit–Stay Fit! is provided free of charge to qualified participants. For information and to sign up, call Dr. Ray McKenna at (631) 444-6169 or email him at

Local Classes (Metro Boston)

EXCLUSIVE YOGA tailors hatha yoga for breast cancer survivors and others in the Boston area who seek to recover or maintain their well-being.

JULIE KAUFMANN DANCIN’   Offering  a therapeutic movement and exercise class called Focus on Healing® using the Lebed Method©. It is designed for breast and other cancer survivors, those with Lymphedema, and others with chronic illness. Offering classes North of Boston.

THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY offers a variety of classes geared to help you in your efforts to strengthen your body and spirit. All programs and services are provided free of charge. Located in Newton, MA.

THRIVE is starting a Rowing Program on Lake Cochituate (MetroWest, MA)   This is a terrific way to meet other young women and exercise, as well. 
Contact Heidi at

DRAGON BOAT TEAM at The Wellness Community is open to new members.  This has been an inspirational program in past years where women not only learn to paddle the Dragon Boats, but also form friendships that last long after the rowing stops.  The team will row on the Charles River in Boston in the evening time. 

FOCUS ON HEALING classes are now available on Cape Cod.  This is a therapeutic exercise program for women who have had any kind of breast surgery, node dissection, radiation, chemotherapy, lymphedema, or who suffer with chronic fatigue.
Contact:  Mary Jane Doonan at (508) 398-0440

THE HEALING GARDEN is a Community of Support for Women with Breast Cancer.  An array of classes are offered including Art and Expressive Therapy Workshops,  Nutrition and Exercise, Offerings for the Spiritual Life  and Educational Programs for Medical Providers.
For more information call (978) 456-3532

WECANROW-BOSTON Start dates run throughout the year in order to accommodate new rowers. Practices are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 8:30 pm.  From April through October, the program rows on the Charles River in Newton, MA and indoors in the winter Simmons College in Boston.

ENCORE PLUS is a weekly exercise class for women surviving breast cancer, Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Boston YWCA, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 02116.  Call ENCOREplus at
617-351-7650 extension 7651.

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