Strength & Courage in the Media

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Susan G. Komen ‘A Celebration of the Promise’

Strength & Courage co-founders Dr. Sharon Cowden and Janette Poppenberg were recently featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article highlighting the 2015 Susan G. Komen “A Celebration of the Promise” event.

Held at the LeMont restaurant on Mt. Washington, Sharon and Janette were honored with the 16th annual PNC Community Caring Award in front of a crowd of 130 guests, including some of the top cancer activists and fundraisers in the region.

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Articles by breast cancer survivor and Strength & Courage Co-Founder Dr. Sharon Cowden.

An Unforgettable Surgery

Problems Getting Back in the Swing after Breast Cancer.pdf


We are pleased to announce that the October 2011 issue of PREVENTION magazine features an article titled "How Exercise Helps Breast Cancer Recovery." This article highlights Janette's weight training exercise suggestions which can help strengthen your upper body, ease the symptoms of lymphedema, and even help prevent lymphedema if you are at risk. read the article >

Strong-Arm Breast Cancer

Strength & Courage was recently profiled in SHAPE magazine! The April 2011 issue features an article titled "Strong-Arm Breast Cancer" that mentions our exercise DVD! read the article >

Weight Lifting May Help to Avert Lymph Problem

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Using Fitness and Exercise for Coping

Spring Insight 2010 - Using Fitness and Exercise for Coping

Poppenberg Shows Strength & Courage to Breast Cancer Survivors


Dr Brufsky

Dr. Brufsky's Message On Well Being

Dr. Adam Brufsky explains the importance of exercise for breast cancer survivors.
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Strength & Courage Continues to Impact

Co-creators of Strength & Courage talk to KDKA about its benefits for breast cancer patients.
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Dr. Schmitz

Dr. Kathryn Schmitz at the American Society for Clinical Oncology Exercise Conference

Strength & Courage DVD has flexibility, weight training and aerobic exercises as recommended by the American Cancer Society.
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Dr. Kathryn Schmitz at the American Institute of Cancer Research discusses the PAL Trial.

Dr. Schmitz states modest weight training is safe and beneficial for those with lymphedema.
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Interview with Tonia Caruso about the development of the DVD

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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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