Get REAL & HEEL provides our current and past participant's opportunities to have fun and stay connected. Friends and family are typically encouraged to join us as well but please see the details listed as some events are reserved for participants only. Please check out the list below and join us at one of our upcoming events.
EVENT: UNC ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
CONTACT: Abbey Doran (919-962-1160, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carolina Volleyball to Hold Pink Night for Breast Cancer Awareness
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Carolina volleyball team will hold a Think Pink Night for breast cancer awareness when the Tar Heels host Boston College at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20.
October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and UNC will have several events during the match to help raise awareness.
“We are honored to be a part of national breast cancer awareness month and to host a match to honor the work of so many cancer survivors and volunteers,” head volleyball coach Joe Sagula said. “This is such an important mission because it touches so many people who we all know and support. We hope to raise both financial support for Get Real & Heel and continued awareness to help fight cancer, and we want to promote the message of hope and support for breast cancer survivors and future research.”
There will be a silent auction during the UNC-Boston College match of the pink jerseys the Tar Heels will wear that night, and pink Carolina volleyball t-shirts will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to Get Real & Heel, a program through the university that serves breast cancer patients in North Carolina. Donations will also be accepted at the match.
Get Real & Heel integrates individualized prescriptive exercise with recreational therapy to provide a program that strengthens the patient’s body and mind. Get Real & Heel develops individualized plans that help each participant manage cancer treatment related symptoms and increase chances of survivorship and quality of life. Because of grant support, this program is currently provided to individuals free of charge.
To read more about Get Real & Heel, visit the program website here: http://www.unc.edu/depts/recreate/index.html
The match between UNC and Boston College will be held at Carmichael Arena, and admission is free.
Visit GoHeels.com for a complete schedule and more information on Carolina volleyball.
Event: Blue & Pink Cancer Awareness Gymnastic Meet
Date: Sunday, January 29th
Location: Carmichael Areana, UNC Chapel Hill
Time: 12:30 - 4:30
This family friendly event is FREE, and includes the UNC v. William & Mary gymnastics meet, as well as a bake sale, and games and giveaways for children. This event is sponsored by UNC Gymnastics, Pink Pacers, and Get REAL & HEEL.
Event: VANCE COUNTY AREA - FREE HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Date: Tuesday, January 10th & February 21st
Location: Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson, NC
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Breast cancer survivors and co-survivors in Vance county and surrounding areas are invited to participate in the 2-part health and wellness workshop series offered by Get REAl & HEEL, Maria Parham Hospital, and the Henderson Family YMCA. The January 10th workshop topics will be exercise and nutrition, and the February 21st workshop topics include stress management and maintaing healthy relationships. Pedometers, workbooks, and other giveaways will be provided. Transportation assistance available in the form of gas cards for those that qualify. Registration is FREE but required, as space is limited. To register, call Hope Breedlove at 252-436-1605.
Event: REX Healthcare 18th Annual Living With and Beyond Breast Cancer
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Location: Renaissance Hotel at North Hills
Time: 8:30-9am Registration, 9:00am begin
There will be a Physician Panel with Q & A/ Brunch. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited! To get more information or to register. please call 919-784-3105
Event: WAKE COUNTY AREA - FREE HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Date: 2nd Tuesday of February (14th), March (13th), and April (10th), 2012
Location: Rex Hospital, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Breast cancer survivors and co-survivors in Wake county and surrounding areas are invited to participate in the 3-part health and wellness workshop series offered by Get REAL & HEEL, Rex Health Care, and New Life After Cancer. Topics include: February - Nutrition for Cancer Prevention, presented by Dr. Carolyn Sartor; March - Exercise and Physical Activity to Improve Health, presented by Jean Owen, M.S.; April - Stress Management and Mindfulness; & Maintaining Positive Relationships, presented by Amber Alsobrooks, LRT and Beth Pittman, LPC; Pedometers, workbooks, and other giveaways will be provided. Transportation assistance available in the form of gas cards for those that qualify. Registration is FREE but required, as space is limited. To register, call Emmeline Madsen at 919-784-7200.
Event: WAKE COUNTY AREA - FREE HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOP FOR LATINA/HISPANIC BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS.
Workshop presented in Spanish, with Spanish workbook materials)
Date: Saturday January 14th, 2012
Location: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Breast cancer survivors and co-survivors in Wake county and surrounding areas are invited to participate in the Health & Wellness workshop for Latina breast cancer survivors and co-survivors. Topics include Exercise, Stress Management and Mindfulness.Transportation assistance available in the form of gas cards for those that qualify. Registration is FREE but required, as space is limited. To register, call Lidia Tiller, 919-431-4032 (Registration in Spanish or English).