Local high school supports Cancer Care Program


SFU’s Master of Cancer Care Program recently received a donation from students at the Central Cambria School District.

At the Central Cambria Football Boosters Pink Out Game in October, Christopher Santini, the principal at Central Cambria High School, and members of the Red Devils football team presented a donation of $3,025 to the SFU Master of Cancer Care Program.

“This was a great accomplishment by our sports teams and people in our community,” said Santini.

“Battling cancer is very difficult, but unfortunately the disease is very common. Knowing that this money goes toward helping people who are struggling is really satisfying.”

Students in the University’s Master of Cancer Care Program provide exercise and rehabilitation services to the local area through the SFU’s Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship.

The Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship was founded in 2015 to address the needs of cancer survivors living in Cambria and the surrounding counties. It offers exercise programs to rural cancer survivors, with the objective of increasing their fitness through prescribed strategic goals.

‘’This is the first time Central Cambria High School has made a donation and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Stephen Baker, Chairperson of the program. “The money will help us contribute to new resources for our program and we will continue benefiting our community.’’

SFU’s cancer care master’s degree program is the first graduate program in this field of study in the nation. It focuses on exercise oncology through a multi-disciplinary approach.

The primary objective of the program is to improve health, whether survivors are newly diagnosed or are long finished with their treatment.