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 well being 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 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.
“Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine. They have invested over $15 million since 2015 in support of cancer prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers. To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit www.mainecancer.org, or contact Katelyn Michaud, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207.773.2533.”
For more information contact:
Deb Lewis & Lori Murray