During the event, Ulman announced a new partnership between the Foundation and The Cedars Cancer Institute that will bring Cancer Transitions®, a program designed to support, educate and empower people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over, to patients of Cedars.
"As a three-time cancer survivor, I know first-hand what a difficult time this can be," said Ulman. "Survivors are often left thinking, 'I survived cancer. Now what?' And they find themselves struggling to redefine 'normal.' Cancer Transitions can help survivors address all those feelings and set them on the right course to a happy, productive life after cancer."
Cancer Transitions was developed in 2006 in partnership between the Cancer Support Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help survivors move beyond treatment. The six-week series incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, as well as addressing other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues. The program also provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship beyond their participation in Cancer Transitions.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation has spent the last two years adapting the program for use in Canada. The Foundation, The Cancer Support Community and the British Columbia Cancer Agency partnered together to pilot the program in 17 cities from British Columbia to Ontario and already nearly 400 Canadians have participated in the program. For more information on Cancer Transitions at Cedars, visit www.cedars.ca.
About the Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation became a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer throughout the world. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation provides free patient navigation services to survivors with financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Known for its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- the Foundation is also a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people living with cancer today. Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.
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