Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wendy Rahn - Work on behalf of cancer survivors
Wendy Rahn, a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, responded to a breast cancer diagnosis with research, experimentation, and finally institution-building; Wendy created an organization to promote exercise among women with cancer and to advocate that exercise be taken seriously as part of the long-term treatment of cancer. (The website for institutions she founded is at www.survivorstraining.org.)
Wendy applied her insights, skills and experience to work for her community. This excerpt from a longer interview describes the origins of her project.