Empowering People to
Get Back into Life After Cancer
It's not the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years"
Other Programs and Exercise Advice Available
Barwon Health Oncology Rehabilitation
Located at the Sunrise Centre, GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Park
Cancer Council Victoria
The Cancer Council provides information and support regarding exercise for people living with Cancer
What people say
"The Strive 2 Thrive program was such an amazing experience and helped my recovery immensely. I have much more energy and appetite. My weight remained the same and I gained strength, fitness and met,through the network of professionals who visit the program, a fantastic physiotherapist who is helping me. I have no doubt that my recovery was improved due to the involvement with the program."
Amy - July 2017
" Ironically in creating a program to boost our fitness levels you have done far more than that. I think all of us would agree that the boost to our mental and spiritual fitness, although unable to be measured, has been greater in some ways than the leap in our physical fitness.
Each and every one of us are indebted to this program for giving us a leg up again as we get back on the horse called life"
Andrea - Group 1
"It is often said that good things can evolve from bad, and so it is with this chance given to us by Dr Karen White and the S2 team.
I believe Strive 2 Thrive is the most wonderful opportunity to be presented to cancer patients following a trying period in their lives, where so much happens and many changes occur in such a short time.
The program certainly helps restores self-belief, and builds up confidence in the physical and personal sense. Sharing similar experiences with other people who understand is so liberating – expressing concerns in a safe, confidential, friendly and supportive environment.
The program is very well balanced, building on positive things to aid our future health, with exercise and all the other cancer related educational and health tips offering such a positive step in our future wellbeing.
In short I have been happy, feel lucky and have enjoyed my involvement the program. Strive 2 Thrive has has given me optimism for my future."
Jan - Group 3
"Strive 2 thrive is a brilliant program and I had the opportunity to participate in the pilot group. What it meant to me was an opportunity not only to get back into some fitness but a program in a safe, non-confronting environment with people who knew what I had gone through and am still going through.
If I had my time over again I would put up my hand in a flash to join this type of program not just for my physical health but for my mental health as well.
Thanks for the most wonderful concept and I hope many more ladies and gentleman get the chance to experience what I have experienced."
Judy - Group 1
“What a privilege to have been afforded the opportunity to undertake the Strive 2 Thrive experience – and free of charge!
“Strive 2 Thrive rejuvenated my mind and body, restoring my confidence to move on with and rebuild my life after illness. What a wonderful program!"
Angela - Group 3
“A big 'thank you' to the team for organising the Strive 2 Thrive program. It is a tremendous innovation to assist in the wellbeing and recovery of all who have been through a very difficult time"