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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Livestrong at the YMCA

Life after cancer is both a blessing and a mystery to many survivors. Many ask themselves how to live right after overcoming a challenge as profound and serious as cancer. LiveStrong at the YMCA is a partnership between the Y and LIVESTRONG, offering a free personalized physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. This unique, research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on  the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.

This program is offered at the following locations:

  • Staten Island South Shore YMCA
    3939 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
    Contact Valerie Krause at vkrause@ymcanyc.org