LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free program tailored to meet the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve or reclaim their health and well-being before, during and after treatment.
The small group exercise and support program meets with certified instructors who have completed specialized YMCA of the USA training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care.
Participants in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program receive a complimentary 3-month Y membership for themselves and their family or a caregiver.
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Dona Boone was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She decided to fight her cancer aggressively with radiation and chemo, doing everything she could. Though she went into remission in 2011, she still felt the same anxiety and depression she had during her treatment. A social worker and friend recommended the LIVESTRONG® program. This program was a great way for Dona to connect with other survivors. Each person is on their own journey of recovery, but the program gives them the community they need.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is provided at no cost to adult cancer survivors.
18 and up
The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.
By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, this YMCA cancer survivor program helps participants move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. Program goals include:
- Increase flexibility and endurance
- Enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks
- Improve energy levels and build muscle mass and strength
- Reduce the severity of any side effects or limitations from surgery or treatment
- Develop an ongoing physical fitness program, not only as a part of recovery but as a way of life
Participation requires a medical release from your doctor.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants receive a complimentary three-month Y membership for themselves and their family or a caregiver.
For more information, please contact Barb Millhollan, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Director, at [email protected] or at 502-329-4793.
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