Strength & Courage Events

Conferences and Workshops

Mrs. Poppenberg and Dr. Cowden are committed to educating breast cancer survivors and the health care providers who treat them of the importance of exercise. They offer workshops and conferences to groups of at least 20. If you are interested in scheduling a conference or want more information, contact us at info@strengthandcourage.net


June 12-14, 2014
FORCE Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Vendor Presentation


September 19, 2013
Susan G Komen, Pittsburgh Affiliate Panel Discussion
Survive, Empower, Thrive

October 15, 2013
PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference
Harrisburg, PA

3 Workshops on Cancer Transitions
LiveWell Cancer Survivorship Program, in conjunction with Gilda’s Club of Western Pennsylvania


June 1, 2012
Komen Pittsburgh Symposium on Lymphedema and Physical Therapy in Breast Cancer Survivorship Conference

June 14, 2012
6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, Arlington, VA


March 15, 2011
Komen Pittsburgh Symposium on Breast Cancer Survivorship and Exercise Conference

May 4, 2011
Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC. Live Well Survivorship Workshop

May 24, 2011
Strength & Courage through Exercise for Cancer Survivors at Sewickley YMCA

June 4, 2011
J.C. Blair’s Women’s Health Conference Juniata College

October 29, 2011
Komen Tickled Pink Luncheon

October 29, 2011
Western Pa Lymphedema Therapist Network Group

November 8, 2011
Western PA – PA Physical Therapist Association

Total for 2011 --- 705 attendees


April 9, 2010
UPMC Passavant Cranberry Seminar for Nurses

May 26, 2010
Strong Women: New STEPS to Breast Health. Importance of Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors. Mercer, PA

October 12, 2010
Passavant Hospital Breast Cancer Symposium

December 9, 2010
Bethlehem Haven: Helping Women Helps the World

December 15, 2010 at 7:30 P.M.
Ingomar Methodist Church Survivors Meeting

Total for 2010 --- 186 attendees


January 8, 2009
National Council of Jewish Women—Lunch & Learn

January 20, 2009
Magee Womens Hospital Breast Cancer Education Series

February 19, 2009
KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live

May 8, 2009
Allegheny General Hospital Oncology Nurse Conference

September 17, 2009
Magee Womens Hospital-- Women’s Cancer Survivorship Workshop

October 14, 2009
PA Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA

November 7, 2009
Mid Atlantic Regional Chapter – ACSM

Total for 2009 --- 305 attendees


April 6, 2008
Young Women’s Breast Cancer Foundation Fund Raiser, Pittsburgh, PA

April 9, 2008
UPMC Horizon Breast Cancer Support Group, Mercer Co.

April 15, 2008
ACMH Breast Cancer Support Group, Armstrong Co.

May 6 & 7, 2008

May 11, 2008
Pittsburgh Affiliate--Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

May 31, 2008
Magee Womens Hospital—Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

June 7, 2008
Steel City Dragon-Boat Association Inc.

July 1, 2008
Butler Co. Breast Cancer support Group

July 15, 2008
Gilda’s Club

July 17, 2008
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

October 24, 2008
Inquisit for Amerinet—Accredited National Web cast

November 3, 2008
The Medical Center of Beaver Breast Cancer support Group

December 18, 2008
Magee Womens Hospital Surgical Nurse Conference

Total for 2008 --- 910 attendees


October 27, 2007
MWRIF “Party in Pink” Fund Raiser

Strength & Courage

Regain Your Health Through Exercise

The exercises presented in Strength & Courage are an integral part of an effective breast cancer rehabilitation program. We now also offer a new Spanish-language edition, titled Fuerza & Valentía. Each version is available via DVD or digital download.



Recuperar su salud a través del ejercicio Los ejercicios presentados en Fuerza & valentía son una parte integral de un programa de rehabilitación eficaz del cáncer de mama. Disponible como DVD o descarga digital.

Fuerza & Valentia

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