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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-269-9622 x216. Registration is ongoing.
Program is made possible by the K21 Health Foundation and the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund.
It's been so fun to watch the kids grow up within the YMCA organization. And as an added bonus, some of our closest friends are families that we've met through the Y. We feel extremely fortunate to have such awesome opportunities for the kids to have fun, stay active, and make new friends, and we are excited to continue exploring all that the YMCA has to offer!
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