UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: CT Challenge Center for Survivorship Opens Today in Southport

Monday, October 1, 2012

CT Challenge Center for Survivorship Opens Today in Southport

The Connecticut Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport opens to the public today -- the first standalone facility in the nation dedicated to the empowerment of cancer survivors and their caregivers. According to Connecticut Challenge founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Keith, the center is not a building, but a concept. Starting today, the staff and instructors will provide free exercise classes, nutrition information, and a "survivorship community" to survivors and caregivers.
Keith, a Fairfield resident and 35-year cancer survivor, hopes more survivorship centers open all over the nation -- his goal is for the 250 Pequot Avenue facility to provide a model for more sites to follow. The need for the facility is growing, Keith said in his remarks at the Sept. 27 ribbon-cutting ceremony. There are currently 13 million cancer survivors in the United States -- that figure is expected to exceed 20 million by 2030. READ MORE: http://fairfield.patch.com/articles/ct-challenge-center-for-survivorship-opens-today#photo-11546877

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