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Monday, February 22, 2016

Program helps patients move forward, beyond their cancer treatment

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Treating cancer can be a rocky ride of radiation treatments, chemotherapy and surgeries. And returning to a normal life after the battle presents other challenges.

Franciscan St. Francis Health and Cancer Support Community Central Indiana are introducing Moving Beyond, a cancer survivorship program. It blends a unique and holistic approach, combining physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health components for survivors, loved ones and caregivers.

Moving Beyond is a free 12-week program and offers classes beginning in March and continuing throughout the year. They will be held in the Cancer Center’s second floor conference rooms at 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Entrance 4.

Dates and times are:

Session 1: Tuesdays, March 1 – May 17, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Session 2: Thursdays, March 3 – May 19, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session 3: Tuesdays, June 7 – Aug. 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Session 4: Thursdays, June 9 – Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session 5: Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 29, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Session 6: Thursdays, Sept. 8 – Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each week focuses on a different topic to meet the needs of cancer survivors and caregivers. Participants will receive weight management and fitness tool kits, and learn the benefits of exercise, relaxation techniques, healthy meal planning and easy meal preparation.

To register, visit, or call 317-528-1412.