The Center for Survivorship will provide exactly the support that I and other cancer survivors need to challenge cancer for the rest of our lives.” – Kari, Cancer Survivor
About the CT Challenge The CT Challenge was founded in 2005 to create supportive care resources for cancer survivors. The CT Challenge provides funding to support survivorship programs through the CT Challenge Survivorship Network, research grants, an annual Survivorship Summit for medical professionals, and promotes survivor education and awareness events. The website is a resource for cancer survivors where they can learn about the issues they may face and locate programs and services that can help. The CT Challenge is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
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To empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier, and longer lives
Staff: Tamara Deyle, MS; Program Director Dan Rose, MD; Medical Director
250 Pequot Avenue • Southport, CT 06890 203-353-7690 • Fax 203-621-3279
Survivorship programs provide a bridge to transition survivors from active treatment back into every day life, and help survivors to establish a roadmap for the future that optimizes health and wellness. Survivorship Care
CT Challenge Wellness Program
The Center for Survivorship offers free programs for cancer survivors and caregivers that help them to optimize their health and wellness following their cancer treatment. Here are just a few of the offerings cancer survivors will find at the Center:
The Wellness program is designed to support our mission to empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives. This 12-week evidence based program will help cancer survivors as they transition from active treatment to post-treatment survivorship. Cancer survivors enrolled in the program will learn the benefits of exercise, nutrition and psychosocial wellbeing in an environment designed to capitalize on the building and maintaining of a community of support. The goal of the program is to educate, facilitate and provide cancer survivors with the necessary skills to help them make sustainable healthy lifestyle choices.
Nutrition: professional consultation with a registered dietician, cooking classes Education: speakers, seminars, survivorship guides, video series Resources: Our website is a comprehensive resource for cancer survivors with information about survivorship issues and resources that can help them.
Serving low income and underserved cancer survivors Our support group for women living with cancer in low-income and low-access circumstances is run in partnership with the Norma Pfriem Outreach Initiative at the United Congregational Church in Bridgeport, CT. The program lowers barriers to entry for participants by funding meals and childcare.
It was great just being around others who have gone through what you have.â€? â€“ Tracy, support group member Carolyn Taylor
Psychosocial: professional consultation, coffee talks, support groups
Support groups, yoga, education, speakers and more
Exercise: personal training by a certified cancer exercise trainer, yoga, pilates, spinning and strength and balance classes