The Y: A Place for Cancer Survivors

The Y is a place that is truly a representation of the community.  At the Y, you will see people of every background, race, and financial status all together talking to each and being together.  As you think about open to all, what does that mean to you?  Does it mean those who are in shape, out of shape, diabetics, those looking for a place to belong?  The YMCA of Catawba Valley has always welcomed each person and will continue do so but starting in February we are offering a program specifically for a special population cancer survivors and want each one to come and take part of this new program.

The Y is proud to be offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA starting in February.  This free 12 week program is two times per week for about an hour and a half and is designed  for cancer survivors.  A cancer survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer.  This program is an evidence based program that helps individuals work to reclaim their health.  There have been many studies on cancer and how exercising improved the likelihood of surviving.  The more active especially in strength training the better off the cancer survivors are.

Cancer survivors are focused on so much.  They should really have a place they can go and be welcomed and feel like they belong.  The Y is truly that place.  It is a place they can come and be with other survivors and also work back to be healthy and active.  The great thing about the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is that anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer can participate.  It does not matter the kind of cancer or when you were diagnosed.  If you know of someone who can benefit from this program have them call Michael DeNise at 828-464-6130 or email him at [email protected]  We are taking names and developing an ongoing list so we can be to launch our program in late February.


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