UP Street — Pediatric Cancer Wellness Program

What Is Up Street?

UP Street is a wellness program for children surviving cancer treatment. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh welcomed UP Street to the hospital in March 2017.

UP Street logo

This integrative program provides methods and resources to help our young patients manage issues they face during cancer treatment, such as:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Other health issues

Support Programs for Kids with Cancer

Children — and in some cases, families — can take part in:

  • Yoga
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Exercise
  • Aromatherapy during treatment
  • Mindfulness
  • Pressure point massage

Nurse ambassadors and UP Street team members have special training in integrative healing methods both at the bedside and in group settings.

» Get the full schedule of UP Street events (PDF).

Lending Hearts logoUP Street is a program of Lending Hearts, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, that provides children with cancer and their families with:

  • Emotional and social support throughout cancer treatment and beyond.
  • Unique activities and events.
  • Wellness programs that focus on mind, body, and spirit.

Louis Rapkin, MD, serves as programming chair for Lending Hearts.

Want to sign up or learn more?

Talk to your doctor, nurse, or child life specialist about UP Street programming.