UBC researchers announce second call for applications to ProjectMOVE

You're invited to join the ProjectMOVE Pubic Information Session.

When: Wednesday, October 7, 6- 7p.m.
Where: Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna, PAC Activity Room

Caperchione, an assistant professor with UBC’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has received new funding to continue the project that examines how breast cancer survivors become motivated to increase their physical activity. Increasing and maintaining an active lifestyle during stages of cancer can be beneficial to maintain daily physical functioning, improve quality of life and provide an outlet for social support, she explains.

“ProjectMOVE is about empowerment and ownership, providing these women with the opportunity to optimise their own strengths and knowledge and at the same time reduce health concerns that come up post breast-cancer treatment,” says Caperchione. “We know part of a successful recovery is to include physical activity in a regular routine as it can help improve all aspects of one’s health.”

As an added incentive, groups of eight to 12 female friends, neighbours, or work colleagues can apply to ProjectMOVE for a micro grant and receive up to $2,000. The grant can be used for training, equipment, or to hire an exercise instructor.

For more information about the research and how to get involved, contact ProjectMOVE at 250-807-9907 or Marianne Clark, postdoctoral research fellow, at marianne.clark@ubc.ca.

New micro-grant applications will be available October 1 at www.projectmove.ca.

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