Pathways Sister Strong Fitness Program Flourishes

August 2021

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.