Cancer Survivor Programs

About the Tour des Chutes &
Bend Park & Recreation District Partnership

The Tour des Chutes and Bend Park and Recreation District have partnered to provides cancer survivors and their families with easy and affordable access to a wide array of fitness, recreation and enrichments opportunities.

Tour des Chutes is providing funding for vouchers for cancer survivors to be distributed by health care professionals to patients with financial need.  Tour des Chutes is also supporting several free programs specifically designed for cancer survivors.


How much are the vouchers worth and how can they be used?

Each voucher will cover up to $150 of the cost of facility passes or program registration for any Bend Park and Recreation District facility or activity. The voucher can be used by the Patient and immediate family members listed on the Patient’s household account with Bend Park and Recreation District.

How do I attain and redeem the voucher to sign up for a pass or class?

You will need to obtain the voucher at St Charles Integrative Therapies or BMC Oncology Nurse Navigator. Once the voucher is obtained, you may register for activities online or in person at any of the facilities including Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, Bend Senior Center, The Pavilion or the District Office in Riverbend Park.

Do the vouchers expire?

Yes. Vouchers must be redeemed and funds must be used by the expiration date on the voucher.  If the entire $150 is not used by the expiration date, funds will no longer be available. This is to ensure all available funds are fully utilized.

Can I receive additional vouchers after expiration?

Possibly, depending on available resources.  Check with your health care professional.

How were these funds provided?

Tour des Chutes is an annual cycling and running event in Bend that provides funds for Cancer Survivors throughout Central Oregon. Staying active and involved in a community is a core value of Tour des Chutes. Participating in programs with Bend Park and Recreation District is an excellent way of staying active and involved.


These classes are offered free to cancer survivors through the support of the Tour des Chutes. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration will be available online or in person beginning August 7.

Therapeutic Yoga:
A Cancer Survivors Gentle Yoga Class

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
Th:                7:00 – 8:10 pm
Session 1:    1/11 – 2/15
Session 2:    2/22 – 3/29
Session 3:    4/5 – 5/10
Activity:        105630

A gentle practice designed to de-stress the nervous system and enhance the immune system through slow flow sequences, deep stretches, calming breath practices and therapeutic relaxation in a supportive community.

Therapeutic Water Exercise:
A Cancer Survivors No to Low Impact Class

Juniper Swim & Fitness Center
M:                  2:00 – 2:55 pm
Session 1:     1/22 – 2/12
Session 2:     2/26 – 3/19
Session 3:     4/2 – 4/23
Activity:        105631

Come experience the healing environment of the water. Class includes walking and low impact movements in the shallow water along with non-impact movements in the deep water, improving cancer-related fatigue and strength in cancer survivors.

Art Therapy: Path of Joy: Painting & Journaling
A Cancer Survivors Creative Art Class

The Art Station
W:                   6:00 – 8:00 pm
Session 1:      2/7 – 28
F:                    1:00 – 3:00 pm
Session 2:      5/11 – 6/1
Activity:          111199

Participants will enjoy activating their thinking process through writing, their feeling process through painting, all while having the joy of discovering and expressing both parts of themselves. When used together, painting and journaling can balance our feelings and thinking.

Art Therapy: Concepts of Self in Sculpture
A Cancer Survivors Creative Art Class

The Art Station
F:                     1:00 – 3:00 pm
Session 1:       3/2 – 23
W:                    6:00 – 8:00 pm
Session 2:       5/16 – 6/6
Activity:           111199

Construct a 3-dimensional representation of yourself while utilizing negative and positive space, texture, collage and inside/outside concepts. Are you a smooth operator, a support to others, a strong leader – or not sure of your qualities? Let your choices of materials, colors and gestures help inform you about your own qualities. You do not have to come knowing how to do this. It is a class of self-discovery in a fun and safe way.