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Cancer Care Program Receives $3,000 Donation

October 10, 2018 Tags: Health Sciences and Education , University News

Central Cambria Football players and High School Principal, Mr. Christopher Santini presents a $3,000 check to Dr. Ivan Mulligan and Dr. Stephen Baker from the SFU Master of Cancer Care ProgramStudents from Central Cambria School District are helping local cancer survivors battle effects of cancer treatment.

High School Principal, Mr. Christopher Santini, and senior Red Devil football players were proud to present this year's Football Boosters Pink Out for Cancer donation of $3,025 to the Saint Francis University Master of Cancer Care Program. Accepting on behalf of the University are Dr. Stephen Baker, Program Chair and Dr. Ivan Mulligan, Chair of the Physical Therapy program.

“I’m very proud of our school district and sports teams for helping raise this money. Everybody knows somebody who has battled cancer. Knowing that this money will help cancer survivors in our area is very rewarding,” said Mr. Santini.

Under the supervision of faculty, students in the Master of Cancer Care program provide Exercise and Rehabilitation services to the surrounding area through the University’s Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship (CRCS).

“We can’t thank the staff and students of Central Cambria High School enough for this donation. The money will help provide resources for our program that in turn will allow us to continue to implement services that benefit the local community,” said Dr. Baker.

The Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship, housed on-campus within the DiSepio Institute, offers exercise programs to rural cancer survivors in order to increase their fitness through prescribed strategic goals.

Whether survivors are newly diagnosed or are long-finished with treatment, students in the MCC program aim to help improve their physical and psychological health, relieve symptoms of treatments’ side effects, and learn healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Services Available

A variety of clinical services are available to the cancer survivor community through the CRCS.

  • Physical Fitness Assessment

  • Rehabilitative Service

  • Supervised exercise programming

  • Follow-up and maintenance programming

  • Psychological support

  • Education and lifestyle behavior modification

  • Nutritional Counselling and weight management

For more information on the types of services offered and how survivors can participate, visit francis.edu/CRCS or call (814) 472-3249.

Photo: Central Cambria Football players and High School Principal, Mr. Christopher Santini present a $3,000 check to Dr. Ivan Mulligan and Dr. Stephen Baker of the SFU Master of Cancer Care Program

Master of Cancer Care

Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship