MSP gets active to help cancer patients' recovery

New exercise classes from MacMillan Cancer Support aimed at helping Glaswegian cancer patients have been launched today.

The launch of the CANmove programme at Kelvin Hall was attended by local MSP Sandra White, who took part in one of the exercise classes.

Physical activity plays an important part in a patient’s recovery, helping to reduce the side effects of treatment and helping to prevent the recurrence of some forms of cancer. The new classes are thought to be the first in the UK delivered by fitness instructors.

Speaking after taking part in the first exercise class, SNP MSP Sandra White said:

“The launch of the CANmove programme is a fantastic development for cancer patients across Glasgow.

“Going through cancer treatment can be a gruelling struggle, yet the fact that patients can help their own recovery is something that I’m sure many of them will find empowering.

“Providing this kind of support is a fantastic step forward and is an important addition to the incredible work that MacMillan Cancer Support already does.

“This is a pioneering programme and I congratulate everyone involved in bringing it to Glasgow. I really believe that it can play a positive part in helping people recover from cancer treatment in a positive way.”