Pathways and the Overlook Foundation understand the importance of offering fitness programs to women with cancer in our community. In furtherance of this mission, the Overlook Foundation awarded Pathways with a generous grant in support of the Pathways Sister Strong Fitness Program in June. Sister Strong offers complimentary one-on-one fitness training to women undergoing or recovering from cancer in The Connection’s Fitness Center. The Program continues to positively improve the lives of women with cancer – both physically and emotionally. Our certified cancer exercise specialists are dedicated, compassionate and knowledgeable.
The words of a current Sister Strong participant speak volumes about the impact of the program:
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you, The Connection and Pathways for providing me with the one-on-one personal training exercise program that has helped me so much. Not only has it helped alleviate the depression I was working through, it has also had an impact on my tumor markers. At my last Oncologist appointment, my Dr. told me they had gone down substantially. I understand exercise is not a cure, but it certainly has made a difference in my life and how I feel, and, for that I am grateful.
Yasmin is a pleasure to work with. She is so knowledgeable, switching up our routines daily to work on strengthening and supporting my body. I feel both exhausted and exhilarated upon completion of a session. I hope more people find you and your wonderful organization. It has helped me tremendously. Thank you.” -Leslie Carrasquillo
Sister Strong would not be possible without grantors like the Overlook Foundation and contributions from individual donors.