• Garden Party for
    Strength After Cancer
    A New Post-Cancer Wellness Program
    Featuring Cancer Survivor & Nurse Practitioner Dale Perry
    Sunday, October 7, 2012
    At a Private Home in Beverly Hills

    LOS ANGELES, CA – September 27, 2012 – Strength After Cancer, a new post-cancer wellness program, is launching with a garden party hosted in a private Beverly Hills home in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 7, 2012 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new program was developed by fitness specialist Jennifer Cheng and nurse practitioner Dale Perry to help cancer survivors create a life of wellness with holistic health support.  Perry is a unique health practitioner – a breast cancer survivor who gained strength and mobility, overcoming muscle weakness and challenges, by developing a protocol with Cheng using specialized rehab exercises and a post-cancer nutraceutical program. The goal of the party is to introduce a new wellness program, based on Perry’s success working in collaboration with Cheng, to select healthcare practitioners, potential clients, the media, and other interested parties in a social setting.  At the event, Strength After Cancer will specifically introduce its innovative pilot program for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema to manage their swelling. Perry will be the featured guest speaker at the event.  The garden party is from 3:00pm to 5:00pm with formal presentations promptly at 4:00pm.  The event will be held at a private home in Beverly Hills – full address to be provided after RSVP.  To RSVP, please contact Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.  For additional information, please see http://www.strengthaftercancer.com.

    Garden Party –
    The garden party provides an opportunity to learn about the new program, become an ambassador to help Strength After Cancer reach cancer survivors who might benefit from participating in the pilot study, and to help start a scholarship fund for people who need financial assistance to facilitate their participation in the new post-cancer wellness program.  Guest speakers will include Dale Perry and other health experts. Refreshments will be served.

    3:00pm to 4:00pm – Mix & Mingle
    4:00pm to 4:30pm – Guest Speaker Presentations Featuring Dale Perry
    4:30pm to 5:00pm – More Mixing & Mingling

    Dale Perry’s Breast Cancer Recovery Story –
    Perry was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She had right mastectomy, with reconstruction and all lymph nodes removed. She also had 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 30 days of radiation. She started physical therapy within the first month after her last surgery. With physical therapy, Perry increased her range of motion, but still had numbness in the radiated area.  In January of 2012, she noticed swelling of the right hand and early signs of lymphedema.  A customized therapeutic exercise program, developed with Cheng on the Power Plate system, in combination with a customized nutraceutical program featuring antioxidants, resulted in a decrease the swelling within a month. When she saw her oncologist and physical therapist, they also noted the significant decrease in swelling. Perry now has full use of her arm and the swelling has been resolved for over 8 months.  The current treatment protocols for lymphedema focus on the use of mechanical, external tools and techniques, such as compression sleeves, massage, and pumps.  Available research describes the condition as irrevocable.  Perry’s results represent hope for thousands of breast cancer survivors who suffer with lymphedema.

    “Both my physical therapist and oncologist are blown away by the results that I’m getting,” says Perry, “It’s very exciting to share this program so we can help more people.”

    Strength After Cancer Pilot Program –
    Strength After Cancer is currently launching a pilot program for breast cancer and lymphedema to replicate Perry’s results with a larger test group of breast cancer survivors (30 people).  While the fitness component of the program is based specifically in the Los Angeles area, the nutrition and weight loss programs serve anyone in the United States.  The Strength After Cancer Pilot Program will consist of a 90-day regimen of specific nutritional recommendations and exercises.  Clients will first consult with the nurse practitioner for a nutritional assessment, then again at the end of the 90-day period.  Clients also commit to two to three weekly 30-minute sessions with the fitness specialist.  The program includes an assessment of the client’s physical condition. Each client will have an individualized plan based on their specific issues. Many of the principles that Strength After Cancer uses for wellness are also applicable to men recovering from prostate cancer as well as anyone who has been through radiation looking to regain strength and functionality in weakened muscles.

    Dale Perry –
    A certified family nurse practitioner with a special interest and long career in women’s health, Dale Perry earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Pace University Graduate School of Nursing in New York in 1978.  Since becoming a nutraMetrix Health Practitioner, Perry specializes in wellness consulting primarily in the areas of anti-aging, genetic testing, healthy weight loss and post-cancer treatment. As a breast cancer survivor herself, Perry is uniquely qualified to share her expertise and give hope to women dealing with lymphedema in the Strength After Cancer program.  She remains active as a national speaker in organizations that support women’s health. (photo credit: Lisa Arellanes)

    Jennifer Cheng –
    A fitness specialist and wellness consultant, Jennifer Cheng uses the exercise systems of Power Plate, Pilates, and yoga-inspired strength training for whole-body movement analysis.  She has received training and mentorship from rehab specialists in Europe and New York City.  With over 8 years of experience training a variety of clients – athletes, cancer survivors, and seniors with severe injuries – Cheng enjoys teaching fitness with creative imagery and laughter.  The early experience of losing college professors and friends to cancer has motivated Jennifer to create the Strength After Cancer program.  As a wellness consultant, Cheng is also a weight loss coach and enjoys teaching her clients with science and mind-body-spirit education to help them live better longer. (photo credit: Stephen Hurst)

    Strength After Cancer
    Strength After Cancer is committed to helping clients and their families create better options for post-cancer wellness care and achieve optimal health for all. Through cutting-edge exercise design, science-based nutritional interventions, and public education, Strength After Cancer empowers clients to gain strength in their bodies and share their inspiration to impact healthier communities.  For patients who have completed the medical (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) portion of their cancer treatment, Strength After Cancer offers hope and strategies for post-cancer wellness. The program was developed by Dale Perry, a nurse practitioner, and Jennifer Cheng, a fitness specialist, using current scientific data and years of experience.

    “We want to reach as many people who want to be pioneers for post-cancer wellness,” says Perry, “Everyone knows someone in their community who has been affected by cancer, and it is through human connections that people can find the wellness care that best suits them.”

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    For more information on Strength After Cancer or to RSVP for the garden party, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.


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