Cherrie is 63, lives in Sydney and has extensive experience working in HR and workplace conflict within the Public Sector. In 2015 she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and had part of her large colon removed, ovaries and 64 lymph nodes. She then went on to have eight (8) rounds of chemotherapy in 2016.
Whilst Cherrie was waiting for her first chemotherapy infusion she saw some information about the Challenge (Colon Health And Life Long Exercise ChaNGE) randomised clinical trial (RCT), being conducted out of the Sydney Survivorship Centre, at Concord. Examining the effects of physical activity to try to prevent a cancer from coming back. She decided that she would take part as soon as she was well enough.
At the completion of her chemotherapy Cherrie met Jane Turner, the exercise physiologist who was running the study with Professor Janette Vardy. She has participated in the Challenge program for 6 months now and feels back to her old self, recently completing a 5 km walk in the Cooks River Fun Run. She feels that in part her great recovery is due to the fantastic support and motivation to get physically active again that she has received from Jane and the university students working with her.
Webinars presented by Cherrie: Exercise and Cancer "What are the benefits for me?"