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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCA’s create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve quality of life. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has been the YMCA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

Description and Goals:

  • Small group, supportive environment
  • 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week
  • Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises
  • Held in YMCA “Wellness Centers”
  • Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life Assessments before and after participation
  • Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

Program Impact:

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has proven to:

  • Help survivors MEET or EXCEED the recommended amount of physical activity
  • Help survivors SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE their cardiovascular endurance
  • IMPROVE cancer survivors’ overall quality of life and DECREASE their cancer-related fatigue

Who Qualifies?

Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment.

For more information or to enroll, contact:

Chris Canges at [email protected] or 865-266-9050

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