LIVESTRONG is returning to the Briggs YMCA in 2023!
LIVESTRONG is a program that creates a welcoming community in which cancer survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a small-group physical activity and well-being program which meets at the YMCA twice a week for 12 weeks for 90 minutes each session. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG® Foundation has been Y-USA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. The 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 such goals as:
- building muscle mass and strength
- increasing flexibility and endurance
- improving balance
- improving confidence and self-esteem
- improving emotional wellbeing of survivors and their families
- connecting with other survivors during treatment and beyond.
For questions about the LIVESTRONG program, email Lesli Baker at email@example.com.