This community-based exercise program is designed to improve recovery and enhance quality of life for children and youth affected by cancer (this includes on and off treatment patients as well as siblings)!
New in 2016! Our teen PEER program is now at the University of Calgary and is at a different time slot than the younger kids.
We’ve also added parent yoga classes that meet once a month at the same time as the younger class.
PEER is a collaborative initiative between the University of Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital and Kids Cancer Care, developed by an interdisciplinary team of pediatric cancer specialists to help parents and health care professionals, working with young cancer survivors, to use exercise to ease the long-term impact of cancer and its treatments. Individualized exercise programs are designed for each child to rebuild fundamental skills, aerobic capacity, muscle strength, balance and flexibility, while restoring immune system, energy levels and confidence.
PEER is free and open to children with cancer (both on- and off-treatment), survivors and siblings! Please attend cold- and flu-free.
Please contact Jenna Schwanke at 403 984 1229 for more information or to register your child(ren) today.