Cancer Dancers performing at ABC, The View 2007
The Cancer Dancers is a unique program developed by our exercise physiologist, Christine Grimaldi. Consisting of survivors and siblings ranging from 13 to 25 years of age, the Cancer Dancers exercise and dance bi-weekly and perform at various conferences and gatherings. Since 2004, the Cancer Dancers Program has been motivating and teaching children and adolescents with cancer and other survivors of childhood cancer to use wellness education, nutrition, and exercise as tools to survive their disease. The Cancer Dancers have evolved as an inspirational mentoring group and teach character development and self discovery in people affected by cancer, empowering other patients to harness their own healing powers. The Cancer Dancers use dance, yoga, and wellness education along with camaraderie to help discover inner strengths and translate challenging life experiences into positive personal achievements to help others in need.
The Cancer Dancers Program offers:
Personal Training/Nutritional Counseling
Wellness education workshops
Our future vision is to develop a comprehensive program with dancing at its foundation and to replicate the blueprint in health centers around the country to promote the health and wellness of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with cancer. The Cancer Dancers have been featured on The View, ABC News, 1010 Wins Tomorrows Newsmaker award, and New York 1, and have been acknowledged by internationally renowned associations such as The Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Ulman Foundation.
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Cancer Dancers performing with Sheryl Crow for the Ulman Foundation 2008
Last updated: October 13, 2009