Murray’s Masters Saturday – October 29, 2016

On behalf of Phi Beta Chi and Delta Upsilon, the 2016 Murray’s Masters Golf Tournament is the 2nd-annual charity event to raise money for Get Real & Heel and Habitat for Humanity.  It is in honor of Deb Murray, a breast cancer survivor, Phi Beta Chi’s House Mom, and 30-year UNC faculty member.

Event Details:

Where? Hillandale Golf Course
When? 9:30AM on  Saturday, October 29, 2016
What if I don’t have a team? Don’t worry, we will connect you with others to make a team of four. (Include email, or on signup form)
Are prizes involved?  Yes, there are prizes for winners!
What charities benefit from this event? Get Real & Heel, a non-profit that works with cancer survivors, and Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that builds houses for people in need.

Other: A bagged lunch will be provided. It is a captain’s choice tournament, closest to the pin, and longest drive.

Register to play here:


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In Remembrance of Mr. Petro “Pete” Kulynych

Mr. Petro Kulynych with his granddaughter Christina Story.  Christina, an Exercise Physiology Graduate Student at UNC Chapel Hill, regularly volunteers with the Get REAL & HEEL Program

Mr. Petro Kulynych with his granddaughter Christina Story. Christina, an Exercise Physiology Graduate Student at UNC Chapel Hill, regularly volunteers with the Get REAL & HEEL Program

Mr. Petro “Pete” Kulynych, 93, of Wilkesboro, widower of Roena Mae Bullis Kulynych, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Kulynych was born June 23, 1921, in Smithmill, PA, to Harry Collenich and Mary Pohlid Collenich. He served in the United States Navy and fought in World War II. Mr. Kulynych was a Founding Director of Lowe’s Companies, Inc, when he retired in 1996. He received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Appalachian State University and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Wake Forest University. Mr. Kulynych was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro. Mr. Petro “Pete” Kulynych was a generous supporter of the Get REAL & HEEL Program. His donations helped allow (and will continue to allow) breast cancer survivors to receive free individualized exercise and wellness plans through the Get REAL & HEEL Program.

Petro’s youngest brother, George Kulynych, Petro’s youngest brother, stated
“Although this is a sad occasion, I think it is most appropriate to celebrate the life of an outstanding American, son of immigrants, a Navy officer, wonderful husband, father and grandfather; great brother and an enormously successful businessman who made a huge contribution to the great standard of life that we enjoy.”
Mr. Kulynych will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and helping improve the lives of breast cancer survivors throughout North Carolina.

Dr. Claudio Battaglini Secures Grant for GRH

Congratulations to the Get REAL & HEEL Dr. Battaglini and staff for securing another grant for the program!  The Susan G. Komen foundation has approved funding for the program in the amount of $63,141.

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CCSP Yoga Classes


More research is being done on how the practice of yoga can have positive health effects for people living with cancer, cancer survivors and their caregivers.  Studies of the effects of yoga on quality of life in people with cancer have shown encouraging results.  Yoga has been shown to improve insomnia, decrease fatigue, and reduce stress as well as the side effects of cancer treatment.

Mondays & Wednesdays: UNC Wellness at Meadowmont, Studio A 2:00-3:30 &
Fridays: Wholistic Health Studio 10:00am-11:30am, 1000 Hackberry Ln, Durham
Please call either 984-974-8100 or 919-966-9519 for more information.  If you are new to the yoga classes please arrive 15 minutes early

Drop-in-fee $5
Passes: $50 for 12 classes

For information on our Wellness/Exercise Programs click here.

For more information about these services and other classes and presentations offered by the CCSP, view the Cancer Support Calendar. For more information about Integrative Medicine and Complementary therapies (CAM) and related resources, check out these recommended websites.

Get Real & Heel on ABC 11

ABC 11 News Anchor Tisha Powell was at Get REAL & HEEL this month to do a story on our program.  Tisha interviewed Dr. B and several GR&H participants.  Jean and DJ were filmed leading small group exercise and Leah was captured leading a group therapy session.

See the video:  (video will play after advertisement)



Get REAL &HEEL recently introduced a new after-hours program called HEEL MORE. The new program offers an individualized exercise plan. An exercise specialist/personal trainer in each session will assist and monitor your workout and offer suggestions and guidance.  Please contact GR&H for additional information.

Upcoming Community Workshops

Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2013
12:00-3:00 pm
Pullen Baptist Church, Raleigh
Recreational Therapy

Thursday, March 21, 2013
6:30-8:30 pm
Recreational Therapy

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time TBD
South Regional Library, Durham
Exercise & Recreational Therapy


Upcoming GR&H Psychosocial Support Group Sessions

(for current GR&H participants only)


Monday, February 11, 6:00 pm and Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 am:  Positive & Negative Coping Mechanisms


Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm and Wednesday, February 27, 9:00 am:   Nutrition Presentation


Monday, March 4, 6:00 pm:   Grief and Art Journaling PART I


Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm:   Grief and Art Journaling PART II


Monday, April 1, 6:00 pm and Wednesday, April 3, 9:00 am:   Topic TBD


Monday, April 15, 6:00 pm and Wednesday, April 17, 9:00 am:  Closing Group


Monday, April 29, 6:00 pm and Wednesday, May 1, 9:00 am:  Group review of Cognitive Assessments