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PEER

A FREE safe physical activity program that aims to diminish de-conditioning, aid in adoption of healthy behaviours and empower kids with cancer to be physically active. The program was started by a multidisciplinary team composed of a pediatric oncologist, psychologist, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist and a cancer and exercise expert. The program started in May 17, 2012 in the Thrive Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary. We are pleased to announced that are now running the program in partnership with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation in order to ensure the continued development and expansion of this program. We already developed a curriculum to guide our participants through the discovery and improvement of their physical literacy and improve their self-confidence and enjoyment of active living in a safe environment.

 Each training session will be tailored to your child’s health status and fitness condition. The classes are run by kinesiology student volunteers who have received a special education session on pediatric cancer and exercise from the multidisciplinary team. Each session will be monitored by a certified exercise physiologist or a cancer and exercise expert.

Who is eligible?

Children and youth (4-18years) diagnosed with cancer at any stage of their treatment or survivorship. Siblings are welcome.

Where and when?

PEER is held every Wednesday from 5:30 -6:30 pm (ages 4-12) and 7:30-8:30pm (ages 13-18) at the Gym in the Gordon Townsend School at the Alberta Children Hospital.

Contact:

Contact Jenna Schwanke for further information and registration:
Email: schwanke@kidscancercare.ab.ca

Telephone: (403) 984-1229


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