|The teenage years are difficult enough without the added burden of cancer. For 13-17 year-old cancer patients, Special Love offers Fantastic Friends Weekend to give them a chance to include their best friends in the “camp experience.”
A best friend is one of the most important members of a teen’s community of support, so by helping friends understand the cancer ordeal, Special Love strengthens the support system that teens with cancer rely on all year round.
Click here for the Friends Weekend 2013 brochure!
“Teens Living with Cancer” is a free 8-week fitness program for 13-22 year-olds. Anyone at the end of treatment or who is a cancer survivor can attend. The kick -off date is Sunday, September 23rd. at 3:00 p.m. and everything will be provided. The program will be held for 8 Sundays from 3-5 p.m. at the City Fitness Gym in Cleveland Park Washington D.C. The GYM is a wonderful gym and steps off the Metro Red Line (Cleveland Park Stop) there is also ample parking. There will be two personal fitness instructors to work with the participates to give each their own personal exercise program. The program, TLC-FIT, was developed at the University of Rochester and designed specifically to help young people get back into shape, feel better, and connect with one another after treatment. The program is sponsored by the Rochester-based Teens Living with Cancer and we are excited to bring it to the DC area, starting Sept. 23. Here’s the link to the flyer:http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org/staying-healthy/tlc-fit/tlc-fit-washington-dc/