Pink Ribbon Program at Avon Rec Center Friday, Saturday |

Pink Ribbon Program at Avon Rec Center Friday, Saturday

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado

AVON – The Pink Ribbon Program is an exercise program designed specifically for post-operative breast cancer survivors. Program founder and director of the Pink Ribbon Program, Doreen Puglisi, became aware of the need as she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. She used the Pink Ribbon Program to regain her range of motion, as well as strength in her affected arm.

The Avon Recreation Center will be hosting a two-day workshop on Friday and Saturday for individuals who come in contact with breast cancer survivors through physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, personal trainers, nurses, group exercise instructors, lymphedema treatment specialists and spa services such as facials, manicures, etc. The goal of this interactive two-day course is to provide the participants with a knowledge base that is essential to the successful evaluation of the breast cancer survivor, from diagnosis to treatments, recovery, preventions of lymphedema and proper exercise guidelines and protocols. Evidence based practice and integration of material from the areas of functional exercise, shoulder rehabilitation and Pilates exercise will be the emphasis of the course sessions.

The Pink Ribbon Program is offered on Friday starting from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop cost is $425 per person, plus $35 for course materials. Space is still available for this two day workshop. Visit or call 888-445-3089.

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