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Project Connect

Project Connect is a FREE 4-week program designed by Tricia’s Troops Cancer Connection to help local cancer survivors optimize their health, healing and wellbeing. Participants have the opportunity to strengthen body, mind and soul alongside fellow survivors focused on creating a hopeful way forward! The program will run between July 2023 – February 2024.

All participants will receive the following during their 4 -week session:

Healthy Eating

  • At-home delivery of $50 in healthy pantry essentials
  • A vegetable chopper for those who attend a hands-on cooking demonstration
  • “Navigating Nutrition,” an online mini-course that provides the foundation to help make healthier food choices to help fight cancer

Heart, Mind & Soul

  • A copy of the book, “Anti Cancer Living” focusing on six key areas of health and wellness
  • A weekly mindfulness & meditation yoga class on Mondays from
    10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Group support through optional
    in-person meet-ups and access to a private, online community forum to connect with other local cancer survivors

Physical Activity

  • A copy of the book, “Moving Through Cancer”
  • A weekly workout on Thursdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
  • A 12-month online membership to “MyVictory” with on-demand cardio, strength, yoga & meditation classes for survivors
  • A resistance band

Who can participate?

  • Individuals in active cancer treatment or survivors within
    10 years of completion of treatment
  • Living in Waukesha County (or our bordering communities if resources allow).
  • Must be able to pick-up program materials at Tricia’s Troops Cancer Connection

Looking to Participate or Want More Information?

Fill out the form or download the application below

Meet the Team

Alison

Healthy Eating Specialist

Alison Tierney is a registered dietitian and board certified in oncology nutrition. Alison founded Wholesome LLC in 2015 as a result of her passion for preventing, managing, and (in some cases) reversing chronic disease with nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Her work is strongly rooted in scientific evidence to help others take their health into their own hands, especially for patients who encounter a cancer diagnosis. After building an oncology nutrition program at a cancer center in suburban Milwaukee, Alison moved into her work at Wholesome full-time to focus on teaching others nationally, and even internationally.

Katie

Yoga Specialist

Katie Nied with Let Your Light Shine Yoga is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor who calls her teaching style Mindful Movement and Meditation. As a Registered Nurse, Katie combines her natural caregiver personality and knowledge of how the mind and body work together to lead participants in purposeful movements that promote strength, flexibility and balance along with breathing techniques that calm the mind and body leaving clients feeling relaxed and refreshed. In 2023 Katie completed the course “Yoga for the Cancer Patient” through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Colette

Active Living Specialist

Colette Reichert is a cancer social worker at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care. There, she has a 21 year history providing support and resources for people who are going through cancer treatment. If there is a barrier to a patient’s care, it is her passion to help solve the problem and lessen the stress and anxiety of her patients and families. In addition to being a strong advocate for her cancer community, she is also an ACE-certified (American Council on Exercise) fitness trainer, cancer exercise specialist and First Aid/CPR/AED certified.