FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2018
Cancer Fit Inc. Names New Board Members, Officers
Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Cancer Fit Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides exercise and wellness programs to childhood cancer patients and their families, has welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors. The new appointments expand the charity’s Board to seven voting directors.
The organization also announced the reappointment of Board of Directors member, Robert Roslauski, president and founder of Internet marketing firm, Crooked Tooth Media. Roslauski was also named Secretary of the Board of Directors.
New Board Members
Roya Alt serves as Communications Director of Children Mending Hearts, a Los Angeles-based arts education nonprofit. She is the former Executive Director of Public Relations for City of Hope Cancer Center and was previously Senior Account Director at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
Susan Corti is a marketing communications consultant and has served on a number of nonprofit and community boards including the Conejo Valley Triathlon Club and the Camarillo YMCA. She provides personalized training as a triathlon and Ironman coach. Corti is a cancer survivor.
Noemi Duran was named Treasurer of the Cancer Fit board. She serves as Vice President, Relationship Manager of City National Bank in Oxnard. She was previously a Business Banking Specialist at Wells Fargo and has held business development and finance positions at numerous financial institutions. Duran is the mother of a childhood cancer survivor.
Cody Thompson is a doctoral student in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University. He served as a Division I soccer coach for Pepperdine University and California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Thompson holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus in Public Sector Management and Leadership from CSUN.
“We are excited to welcome our new Board members, each of whom embody the spirit of community and bring the talent, knowledge and dedication to advance Cancer Fit’s mission of supporting childhood cancer patients and their families,” said Robb Bolton, Cancer Fit co-founder and Board of Directors President.
Cancer Fit was founded in 2012 by Bolton and his wife, Elle Bolton. The couple, both cancer survivors, recognized the role of exercise in helping young survivors maximize their physical and emotional health.
In 2016, there were an estimated 338,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States. Research suggests that physical activity brings a wide range of benefits and can help kids develop healthy, long-term exercise habits.
“Unfortunately, beating cancer doesn’t mark the end the end of a child’s treatment regimen. Childhood cancer survivors often face a host of secondary physical and emotional challenges that include reduced strength and fatigue as well as anxiety, fear and depression. Cancer Fit focuses on providing customized and restorative fitness and wellness programs to help survivors regain their physical strength and confidence and to ensure they can live the healthiest life possible,” Bolton said.
Recognizing the social and emotional toll cancer treatment can take on a patient’s family, Cancer Fit also provides free support programs to siblings, including fitness and art classes, to help healthy children cope after their brother or sister has been diagnosed.
Cancer Fit Inc. is a nonprofit organization offering exercise and wellness programs that serve childhood cancer patients and their families throughout Southern California. Founded in 2012 by husband and wife cancer survivors, Robb and Elle Bolton, Cancer Fit helps improve patients’ quality of life through fitness, wellness and nutrition programs that address the physical, emotional and social effects of cancer treatment, helping patients live happier and healthier lives. Visit Cancer Fit at www.cancer.fit.