Breast Cancer Survivor Helps Others Achieve Their Best Possible Recovery

Doreen Puglisi, M.S. is an exercise physiologist and educator who transformed her professional – then personal – experience with cancer into a successful rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors.  In just six years, the nonprofit organization she established has trained and certified more than 400 instructors in the United States, Australia and Europe to help women recover their mobility, strength, and range of motion following breast cancer surgery.

The Pink Ribbon Program originated when Doreen began working with breast cancer survivors as a Pilates Instructor and Exercise Physiologist.  She was stunned to discover that survivors were discharged following mastectomy, lymph node dissections and even reconstructive surgeries without a plan for either physical therapy or rehabilitation of the affected side.  With her energy, drive and knowledge of exercise physiology, Doreen set out to develop a program to help her clients achieve their best possible recovery. (more…)