Jazzercise, Back in the Swing USA partner to promote breast cancer survivorship programs

December 30, 2015

The results of the study will be presented June 17 at the prestigious "Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference," sponsored by The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, LIVESTRONG and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to Jennifer Klemp, Ph.D. and Managing Director of the BCSC, "This research project has demonstrated that breast cancer survivors are concerned about their weight and cancer risk, and want to participate in fun forms of activity close to home. A 60-minute Jazzercise class includes cardiovascular and resistance training, as well as core strengthening, therefore providing a great opportunity for the participants to get fit while having fun and helping to find their new normal."

"Jazzercise and Back in the Swing have forged a powerful life-changing partnership," said Barbara Unell, founder of Back in the Swing USA. "As a breast cancer survivor and 28-year Jazzercise enthusiast, I know firsthand the importance of physical activity for breast cancer survivors. Through Jazzercise/Back in the Swing fundraising classes in May, Jazzercise participants will raise funds that we will allocate to new breast cancer survivorship medical services and research to help breast cancer survivors heal from the physical and psychological effects of treatment, as well as prevent recurrence."

SOURCE Jazzercise