Healthy Living Practices After Breast Cancer
When: Monday, May 19, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rose Medical Center
4500 E. 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
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During this free community meeting, Robert E. Fisher, MD, and Claire Petretti Marti, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, will explain how integrating healthy living practices into your life after breast cancer can help decrease the impact of lingering or long-term side effects, reduce risk of recurrence and enhance overall well-being. This program will focus on two aspects of healthy living — yoga and nutrition. Join us to learn about:
- The physical and “soulful” benefits of yoga and its role in breast cancer recovery
- Simple breathing techniques, sample yoga poses and resources for finding classes or resources near you
- Research-based nutritional tips and easy changes to your diet to reduce risk of recurrence and increase overall health and energy
- Nutritional strategies to boost immunity, fortify health and increase vitality during treatment
About Our Speakers
Robert E. Fisher, MD, has been a practicing medical oncologist at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in Longmont, Colorado, since 2005. He specializes in breast cancer survivorship and is the co-founder and president of Pink Ribbon Survivors Network, which is dedicated to providing free online breast cancer survivorship libraries for women and men affected by the disease and the providers who care for them. In an essay published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, “A Good Life,” Dr. Fisher emphasized that physicians should take a leadership role in survivorship issues for their the people they care for.
Claire Petretti Marti, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, is a yoga instructor who has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga since 1999. Like many fitness enthusiasts, she was initially drawn to yoga for its physical benefits of strength, balance and flexibility. Once she realized that serenity, peace of mind and a general sense of happiness resulted from practice, she was hooked. In January 2010, she was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer and found that practicing yoga offered her a sanctuary in which to heal. Ms. Petretti Marti’s experience inspired her to earn her Yoga for Cancer Therapy certification, and she now teaches classes for people living with the disease. In 2011, she released her Yoga for Cancer Recovery DVD to help anyone living with cancer practice yoga safely in the privacy of their own home. The DVD is featured on Gaiam TV, Amazon and her website. In April 2014, she published her breast cancer memoir, Come Ride with Me Along the Big C, to help others coping with cancer. Ms. Petretti Marti is the co-creator and chairman of Yoga for Hope San Diego, the largest yoga fundraiser in Southern California. She and her husband recently relocated to Denver.
Location and Registration Information
For directions, visit the Rose Medical Center website.
The program is free, but we ask that you register by May 12. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting. A light dinner and refreshments will be provided. Register online at lbbc.org/Events or by calling our office at (855) 807-6386.
Mark your calendar! LBBC’s 3rd Annual Yoga on the Steps: Denver is Saturday, September 13. Register today at yogaonthesteps.org/denver.
This community meeting is presented in partnership with