LIVESTRONG at the Y
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and wellbeing following a cancer diagnosis.
The Boothbay Region YMCA is proud to provide our community this free 12-week program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA fulfills the important need to support cancer survivors, emphasizing a survivor’s health, not the disease.
Research has shown that moderate levels of appropriate physical activity can reduce fatigue, boost self-esteem and improve muscle strength and physical endurance in individuals following cancer treatment.
At no cost, cancer survivors in our community will have the opportunity to meet twice each week during the 12-week program to engage in a proven physical activity program under the guidance of qualified, trained instructors. Each survivor will also be provided a membership to the Y for the duration of the program.
- LIVESTRONG: Cancer survivors get special Y gift (Coastal Journal, December 2016)
- Carole Cochran thankful for LIVESTRONG program (Boothbay Register, August 2015)
- LIVESTRONG program about health, not disease (Boothbay Register, February 2014)
For more information contact:
Deb Lewis & Lori Murray