The hardest step to take is the first one. You took the first step by courageously facing cancer and completing active treatment. Now it's time to continue the ascent.
The word Ascent means a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill; to rise, climb, launch, takeoff. “Ascent Wellness and Prevention” can take you to new heights by restoring health, hope and quality of life.
Our vision is to influence healthier lifestyles through evidence-based programs that prevent cancer, enhance quality of life and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence in cancer survivors.
Our mission is to empower cancer survivors and their caregivers by restoring health, hope and quality of life through physical activity, nutrition, social support and integrative therapies.
Ascent is a twelve-month transitional program that is broken up into small, manageable steps. It is available to all cancer survivors, once active treatment is complete and up to three months post-treatment. It focuses on fitness, nutrition, education, stress reduction and lifestyle change. The program includes three phases along with quarterly mini health retreats. Each phase will be a catalyst for the next in helping you transition from survivor to "thriver" and becoming the primary care manager for your health and lifestyle change.
Ascent is being offered to you as part of your on-going care plan to provide all of the tools, knowledge and support needed to make healthy lifelong changes in an effort to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. It is being funded by generous donors, individuals and other community partners.
A small group of dedicated Cancer Center staff will continue to provide education, guidance and support in order for you to reach new heights in your journey through cancer "thrivership." It might be scary, it might be hard. You are not alone, we are with you each step of the way.
It is your time to rise up, to take off and reach new heights. Ascent Wellness and Prevention is exactly what you need to start.
For more information contact Wendy Rudy at 541-706-2969.