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Cancer Fitness Institute Newsletter



June 2012



CancerFit is now offered in 15 communities across Colorado!  


It's hard to believe a year and a half has passed since the merger of Summit Cancer Solutions with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Foundation in January 2011!  We have held 7 training courses since the merger, training 43 exercise professionals and 20 college students in our cancer exercise program methods.  We have increased the number of Colorado communities offering a CancerFit program from 7 in 2010 to 15 at the end of 2011 (plus 1 in Minnesota).    


CancerFit is now available across Colorado, in these communities: 




  • Goodson Recreation Center (South Suburban Parks and Recreation), Centennial 
  • The Trails Recreation Center (Arapahoe Parks and Recreation District), Centennial
  • Anytime Fitness, Conifer
  • Montclair Recreation Center (Denver Parks and Recreation), Denver
  • Durango Community and Recreation Center, Durango
  • Wulf Recreation Center (Evergreen Parks and Recreation), Evergreen
  • Northside Aztlan Community Center(Fort Collins Parks and Recreation), Fort Collins
  • Fruita Recreation Center, Fruita
  • Carmody Recreation Center (Lakewood Parks and Recreation), Lakewood
  • Peak Community Wellness Center (Foothills Parks and Recreation), Littleton
  • Club USA, Littleton
  • Louisville Recreation Center, Louisville
  • Northglenn Recreation Center, Northglenn 
  • Parker Recreation Center, Parker
  • Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, Wheat Ridge

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News from CFI

Thank You Grant Funders!

CFI would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to the Cancer League of Colorado and the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance for providing grant funds for low income cancer survivors to participate in CancerFit in 2012!


Fitness Coaching for Cancer Survivors Course Created 

Our CancerFit master trainers developed a special one day "short course" for an organization called Team CWW.  Team CWW is a group of fitness trainers who train women for triathlons and have been chosen as the official trainers for this year's Denver Komen Tri for the Cure.   The short course is called "Fitness Coaching for Cancer Survivors" and is geared specifically to train personal trainers and coaches in what they need to be aware of when working with cancer survivors.  We received rave reviews of the course and we think that this shortened course is a great way to spread the word about working with cancer survivors to fitness coaches/trainers and other individuals who are not degreed exercise physiologists not interested in running the complete CancerFit program at a recreation center.  


Sharing our Message

CFI is a proud member of the Network of Cancer Support Services (NCSS) section of the Colorado Cancer Coalition's Quality of Life and Survivorship Task Force.  NCSS organizations work together to cross market each other's cancer survivor services and so far in 2012 have shared an information table at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's blood cancer conference, the Day of Caring breast cancer conference, the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance's annual 5K run, the Red Rocks Cancer Center national Survivor's Day celebration, and will be present at the American Cancer Society's Relay for life events later this month.


Facebook Updates 

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PLEASE JOIN US  for our upcoming FUNdraising events! 


The annual CPRA Foundation Golf Tourney - with a twist of tequila and lime!  Friday, July 27, 2012 at Lakewood's Fox Hollow Golf Course.  Nine hole golf tournament followed by a Mexican FIESTA!   Music, games, prizes, silent auction all under a beautiful outdoor pavilion.  Golf starts at 4:30 pm, with the Fiesta begining at 6:30pm.  Special pricing for non golfers to attend!  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!  Sponsorship packages are available starting at $50.


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Step Up for Cancer,  August 5, 2012 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.   This event is run entirely by volunteers and helps cancer focused nonprofits raise funds for their programs.  This will be our third year participating.  Please select CPRA Cancer Fitness Institute as your nonprofit when you register!   Come join the fun! 


Are you an exercise physiologist or a certified fitness professional? 

Looking to expand your skills?   

The TWO-DAY Cancer Fitness Institute training program includes:
o Fitness assessment procedures, covering all levels of cancer clientele
o Exercise prescription that incorporates cancer-specific limitations on each client.
o Implementation of prescription
o Organization of class structure
o Hands on assessment experience
o Cancer-related exercise challenges
o Information on chemotherapy & radiation treatments, including associated side effects
o Surgical sites and limitations associated with them
o All necessary forms and procedures provided to run the program
o Ongoing support and consultation with our exercise physiologist on unique participant needs
o Training and Reference Manuals
o Certificate of Completion for qualifying individuals


Cost is $410


For more information contact Ashley Perillo.


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About Colorado Parks & Recreation Association Foundation


Established in 1983, the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Foundation (CPRA Foundation) supports the activities and programs of the 200 municipal and 1,100 individual members of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA). CPRA Foundation promotes parks, recreation, and leisure activities for all publics of the State of Colorado.


CPRA Foundation provides grants to Colorado communities for tree planting and community gardens and to parks and recreation professionals across Colorado for professional development.  Through our Cancer Fitness Institute, we also support cancer survivors in indvidualized exercise and rehabilitation programs at recreation centers.    






For more information about how exercise benefits cancer survivors, Click here!
Please click here! for Recreation Centers offering the CancerFit Cancer Exercise Program

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