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Breast cancer survivors gain strength, self-esteem with the help of gym

Updated: Thursday, July 17 2014, 09:17 AM EDT

WTOV9.com
OHIO COUNTY, Ohio -- A Wheeling program is using fitness to help breast cancer survivors not only regain strength, but also self-esteem with the help of a local gym.
The program, "Strength for Life," created by the Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Group, teamed up with the Ryan Ferns Healthplex to provide a free program to those who are suffering and are survivors of breast cancer.
The  focus is on strength training and regaining full range of motion through working areas like the shoulders and back.  The five-week programs will begin in August and participants will work with personal trainers in group fitness classes.
"I feel that other breast cancer survivors in our area need this opportunity to be able to work out for free and have a personal trainer take care of their individual needs,” said Kathy Blass of the Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Group. “And then they'll feel better about themselves."
Added Ferns: “You know, we're very aware of the benefits that strength conditioning can have (for) someone going through treatment, and post-surgery from breast cancer.”
Money is raised for the free program through a golf classic, "Driving for a Cure" in October. If you're interested in becoming a part of the classic or donating, you can  visit their website at http://www.drivingforeacure.net.

Breast cancer survivors gain strength, self-esteem with the help of gym


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