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Restwise Named to Venture Accelerator Phase of LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Big C Competition

The Restwise fatigue monitoring system announced as one of 20 semifinalists

 
PRLog - Jul. 29, 2014 - CONCORD, Mass. -- Restwise was selected from over 700 initial entries as one of 20 to move on to the Martha and Kozo Shimano Entrepreneur Accelerator Program phase of the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Big C competition (http://bigc.livestrong.org/#/home), aiming to change the way the world lives with cancer. Restwise, an app that helps cancer survivors understand and manage fatigue, so they can rehabilitate faster from treatment and get the greatest possible benefit out of an ongoing exercise program, will now be vying for one of five spots in the contest’s final round, competing to win $25,000.

Headquartered in Concord, MA, the company entered the competition in the Health track. Restwise, which has already helped many of the world’s best athletes earn Olympic medals and world championships by understanding recovery, is uniquely suited to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by helping them through the rehabilitation process.

“The semifinalists represent revolutionary solutions to daily challenges faced by cancer survivors of all ages, races and nationalities,” said LIVESTRONG Foundation President and CEO Doug Ulman. “We’re excited to see the progress that these teams will make when paired with their mentors as they put the accelerator phase in motion and strive to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.”

Restwise helps any cancer survivor who embraces exercise as part of their rehabilitation process, by providing insights into fatigue and guidance on when to exercise. In a recent study, survivors who exercised while using Restwise got fitter and stronger than those who exercised without Restwise. As the evidence mounts that exercise not only speeds recovery but also reduces the recurrence rate of some cancers, Restwise is set to benefit the 1,000,000+ new survivors in the US each year as well as the 14 million existing survivors.

“We are honored to be included in this select group of companies and very excited by the potential Restwise has to help cancer survivors, particularly during the most critical phase of their recovery process,” said Recovery Science & Technology CEO Jeff Hunt.

The accelerator round entries are represented by projects from six countries on four continents and 10 states within the U.S. These ventures have presented viable solutions to the biggest challenges people affected by cancer face following a diagnosis, according to LIVESTRONG's research. The 20 entries will now be able to work with their mentors until Sept. 15 when judging will commence for five finalists to be announced on Sept. 29. These five finalists will be flown to Austin, Texas, to present their innovations during the Ride for the Roses weekend, where the grand-prize winner will be announced at a finale event to be held at Austin Music Hall. Overall, 60 ventures will receive a total of $140,000 in seed funding based on their innovation’s utility, ingenuity and benefits to cancer patients and survivors.

The global social innovation challenge began on World Cancer Day with more than 750 individuals and groups entering a project that aimed to solve daily issues faced by people affected by cancer through programs, services, technology and products.

About Recovery Science & Technology, LLC

Recovery Science & Technology (ReST) is a Massachusetts-based, privately held company.  ReST creates products and services that leverage cutting edge developments in sports science and innovative technologies to help athletes achieve their potential and to help cancer survivors rehabilitate faster. Athletes using its flagship product, Restwise, have won scores of Olympic and World championship medals. For more information, visit http://www.restwise.com.

About the LIVESTRONG Foundation

The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. One of America's top non-profit organizations, the Foundation has been recognized by industry leaders including Charity Navigator, the National Health Council and the Better Business Bureau for its excellent governance, high standards and transparency. For more information, visit http://www.LIVESTRONG.org.

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