2021 Women's Health and Cancer Conference


The University of Vermont Cancer Center appreciates the many organizations who offer support to the cancer community. While we hope to welcome back all our exhibitors next year, this virtual space allows us to shine a light on the work that these organizations do each day and connect people to the community resources they offer.

Please find their important information below:

Cancer Patient Support Foundation Feldenkrais with Gillian Franks JumpSTART: Survivors Taking Action with Remote Exercise Training
Dragonheart Vermont Hyperbaric Vermont Steps to Wellness: Oncology & Hematology Rehabilitation
Eleanor B. Daniels Fund Inspired Closets Vermont UVM Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office
Experience Yoga Transition to Wellness - see belowVermonters Taking Action Against Cancer


Eleanor B. Daniels Fund at the University of Vermont Cancer Center

The Eleanor B. Daniels Fund at the University of Vermont Cancer Center is dedicated to supporting education, research and development efforts for gynecologic malignancies and other women’s cancer-related health topics.

  • Platinum Supporter of the Women’s Health and Cancer Conference
  • Sponsor of the Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
  • Sponsor and host of the Cancer Survivors Social (first Sunday in June)
  • Free educational programs several times a year
  • Scholarship Award for education and travel for staff

Website: UVMHealth.org/EBDFund

Cancer Patient Support Foundation

The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is an independent, nonprofit organization. We serve Vermont cancer patients and their families in a time of extraordinary need by providing financial assistance and support during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

The Foundation's vision is that all who face cancer can do so with dignity, confidence and serenity.

20 Years of Hope Cancer Patient Support Foundation logo

The Cancer Patient Support Foundation Emergency Fund aims to meet the immediate need of cancer patients in financial crisis due to their illness. It is used when all other support programs have been exhausted. The fund's services include, but are not limited to:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Transportation required by care plan
  • Prescriptions
  • Medical costs not covered by insurance
  • Integrative Health Procedures including but not limited to dental and acupuncture
  • Childcare to allow a parent to receive cancer care
  • Caregiver services

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Website: www.cpsfvt.org
Contact: info@cpsfvt.org

Dragonheart Vermont

Dragonheart Vermont strives to strengthen and empower breast cancer survivors & supporters through the challenging sport of dragon boating, instilling in its members the values of teamwork, fitness & community giving. Become a member today!


Hosts of:

  • The annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival, a charity event supporting local cancer support & wellness programs.
  • The Sisters at Heart Celebration, a special day of paddling, camaraderie and celebration of sisterhood for breast cancer survivor dragon boat teams from the US and Canada.


  • Home of Vermont Paddle Fitness (VPF)
  • HIIT
  • Circuit
  • Strengthening sessions in-person
  • Strengthening sessions via Zoom.

Website: DragonheartVermont.org

Experience Yoga

Experience Yoga offers group & private yoga classes in Milton, VT. Experience Yoga combines the knowledge and skills of a Physical Therapy education and certifications in advanced yoga, medical therapeutic yoga, and integrative lifestyle medicine to offer a safe, effective practice designed to meet individual needs. To "Experience Yoga" is the intention of these offerings. When one is guided through yoga or mindfulness practices to be fully present and to experience being, a sense of wholeness and peace is realized and all sorts of healing unfolds.  


In addition to yoga classes and medical therapeutic yoga sessions, Experience Yoga offers Reiki treatments and training, and specialty classes such as restorative yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, and mindfulness practices for individuals and private groups. Experience Yoga also offers corporate and military workshops, school programs, annual women's retreats, and trauma sensitive yoga for children.

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To book an appointment, workshop or training, please contact
Lonnie Poland, PT Lonnie@experienceyoga.com
Website: Experience Yoga

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Feldenkrais with Gillian Franks
Feldenkrais trademarked with Gillian Franks on image of blue-green pool waterSurviving is great.
Let me help you move to Thriving!

I want you to enjoy living in your body, and so I teach you ways to do that:

  • The movements are simple.
  • They encourage you to be slow.
  • There is lots of rest.

They aim to teach you:

  • What you can do, without being arduous.
  • To be curious.
  • To find the balance between acceptance and challenge.
  • To enjoy your whole self.

Allow yourself to take advantage of a No Cost No Commitment Consult where we'll talk about what you want and need, and how I might help you get that.

Photo of Gillian Franks

If you decide to take the next step, just remind me you found me at the Women's Health and Cancer Conference and get $15 off either of the lessons I teach: group or individual, in person or by Zoom.
Website: https://gillianfranks.com/
300 Cornerstone Dr, Williston * 802-655-0950

Hyperbaric Vermont

Hyperbaric Vermont is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to raise awareness of the benefits of HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and to make this life-changing treatment accessible.

Hyperbaric Vermont logo Oxygen Therapy

HBOT offers hope to people with many conditions for which standard medical treatment has little to offer: HBOT is a safe and effective treatment used for Lyme, Crohn's and celiac disease, arthritis, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's, radiation damage, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, diabetic ulcers and non-healing wounds, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neural and inflammatory conditions as well as long-haul COVID symptoms.

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We provide services directly to patients at our treatment facilities in Montpelier and South Burlington, VT. Our fee structure is designed to make treatment affordable for most, and to provide care on a sliding scale for those who cannot otherwise afford it. We also educate and support our affiliated treatment centers through our Provider Training Program.

Links to:
Our locations 
Our Affiliates (E. Hardwick, Middlebury, Brattleboro, W. Lebanon, NH)
Research and resources 
Donate to our nonprofit 

Inspired Closets Vermont

As longtime professionals in the Vermont home improvement industry, we understand our clients' expectation that when they work with a local business, they will have an amazing experience. At Inspired Closets, we are committee to exceeding that expectation every day. Creating organized home spaces in a fun and friendly way is what sets us apart.

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Explore the design possibilities at our Free Virtual or In-Home Design Consultation where your space will be transformed in 3D.

Give us a call at 802-658-0000 or inquire on our website to schedule your Free Design Consultation today. We look forward to working with you and your family on your next custom organization project.

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Transition to Wellness - Shared Medical Visits for Cancer Survivors

The University of Vermont Cancer Center is piloting a Shared Medical Visit program to support survivors transition from treatment to optimal self-care. These virtual visits, co-led by a medical oncologist and a health coach, include a mix of education, discussion, and group support aimed at helping you take control of your health!

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The program includes:
  • A one-on-one wellness consult with a health coach prior to starting the group visits
  • A personalized Survivorship Care Plan
  • Six group visits focused on managing late & lingering side effects of cancer, stress management, and health living (exercise, nutrition, sleep)
  • One-on-one check-ins with Dr. Dittus, medical oncologist, to discuss your individual survivorship concerns
  • Group discussion and support
Participation Requirements:

Participation is free! You will need a strong internet connection and access to email, and you must be done with surgery, chemotherapy or immunotherapy, and radiation prior to participating.

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to people who finished treatment in the last few years.

To learn more or to enroll, email kristie.grover@uvmhealth.org

JumpSTART: Survivors Taking Action with Remote Exercise Training

Older cancer survivors living in rural areas have limited opportunities to engage in health-promoting exercise. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Enhance Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program, has recently transitioned to remote delivery through videoconference technology. The pivot from a community-based program to an online platform provides a unique and timely opportunity to pilot test Remote-Enhance Fitness for rural, older cancer survivors. The results will provide important information for demonstrating feasibility and acceptability of Remote-Enhance Fitness.

Logo depicting 3 exercising silhouette figures for The University of Vermont JumpSTART

JumpSTART is a UVM Cancer Center-funded research study to test remote exercise for older cancer survivors living in rural communities. We are currently recruiting participants for the study, including individuals who:

  • Are 60 years or older
  • Have completed treatment for Stage I-III cancer
  • Live in a rural community
  • Are not currently in an exercise program
  • Are willing to participate in the Enhance Fitness virtual exercise classes

You can find more information about the study here: https://blog.uvm.edu/jumpstart

To request more information, please contact Nancy Gell at 802-489-7770 or nancy.gell@med.uvm.edu.

Steps to Wellness: Oncology & Hematology Rehabilitation

Steps to Wellness is a FREE medically-informed rehabilitation and group exercise program that serves the unique needs of cancer survivors. The 12-week program is specifically designed to help participants achieve renewed levels of strength, and wellbeing, and to provide practical tools to create lifelong health benefits.

Steps to Wellness is now being offered as a fully online/remote program, extending this opportunity to rural UVM Medical Center patients in VT and NY.

Exercise instructor teaching virtual class with participants seen on computer screen

Program Eligibility and Referral: Individuals with a diagnosis of cancer or a hematologic disorder, at any stage or timeframe, are eligible to participate. Your oncology team may refer you to a program, or you may contact the program directly to self-refer.

Intake Evaluations: Prior to beginning the 12-week program, your baseline health and physical fitness will be assessed through a 1-hour evaluation with a physical therapist (PT) and a 1-hour evaluation with a health care provider specializing in cancer. If our team determines that you are not yet ready to start the program, you will receive one-on-one PT or other referral as needed.

Website: Steps to Wellness

UVM Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

The UVM Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO) seeks to pioneer ground-breaking cancer advancements in collaborative effort to better the lives of cancer patients and survivors by conducting high-quality clinical and translational research (applying what we have learned in the lab to clinical trials) through its dedicated investigators, researchers, and clinical staff. The CTO upholds the highest standards of clinical research while enhancing the lives of those at risk for and affected by cancer.

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Clinical Trials help advance knowledge and care for cancer patients everywhere. Our clinical team collaboratively focuses on offering the very best care for you and your family.

To learn more about clinical trials and our services, please visit:



Medical Director: Steven Ades, MD
Administrative Director: Diana Naser, PhD

For Questions about Clinical Trials, contact Karen Wilson, CCRP
Email: karen.m.wilson@med.uvm.edu

Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer

Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer (VTAAC) offers the power of collaboration to what otherwise might be a lonely fight.

VTAAC is responsible for putting the Vermont Cancer Plan into action by preventing overlap and directing resources to where they matter most in our state. Our activities are focused on reaching our ultimate goal: reducing the burden of cancer for all Vermonters.

VTAAC is a growing network of groups and individuals that speaks with one voice about reducing cancer risk, detecting cancers earlier, creating better access to quality cancer treatment, and improving the quality of life.


Website: VTAAC.org
Facebook: VTAAC Facebook
Workplan to increase collaboration: VTAAC Workplan