JFCS, SMH Celebrate Cancer Program Support Milestone

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Marking a new milestone for cancer support, a partnership between JFCS of the Suncoast and Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) that started one year ago has now brought hope and relief to more than 158 people and their families. The services include a variety of gentle exercise, wellness classes and cancer support groups. Workshops are also offered on nutrition, cancer and genetics, lymphedema, and other topics relevant to cancer patients. All services are offered at no cost to adult patients, caregivers, and family affected by a cancer diagnosis. In addition to the SMH-HealthFit location, JFCS offers the Cancer Support program in nine other locations in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. In 2016-2017, 964 individuals were served in conjunction with the program. Research findings cite the positive effects exercise has on cancer patients, including improvements in physical stamina, balance, and ability to cope with stress and anxiety, all of which are proven to contribute to a higher quality of life and sense of wellbeing.

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