LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program developed and established in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their spirit, mind and body. Recent research from the Yale Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute confirmed that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants experience improved fitness and quality of life as well as significant decreases in cancer-related fatigue.
The program has served more than 30,000 cancer survivors in more than 400 communities across the nation. It is open to adults 18 years or older at low or no cost.
•12-week program with two 75-90-minute sessions per week
•Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises
•Evaluation includes fitness and quality of life assessments before and after participation
•Facilitated by YMCA-certified instructors
•Requires referral and medical clearance from a physician
•To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, visit the LIVESTRONG site or contact Stacy Thomas at email@example.com or 574-269-9622 x216. Registration is ongoing.
Program is made possible by the K21 Health Foundation and the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund.
The Y has really changed my life. I have made many friends. I became friends with some of the staff who ask about me when I am not there and if everything is alright. The Y is a big part of my life. I feel like family and at home at the YMCA.
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