Last week LIVESTRONG held the first ever LIVESTRONG Assembly bringing together program partners, advocates, fundraising mentors, corporate partners, health care providers and grantees from all over the US. This week we are featuring a few of those partners and describing how they have been able to help cancer survivors in their communities with the help of LIVESTRONG.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their ?new normal.? The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.
Below is a video featuring Jayson Killough, Executive Director of Y’s in the Dallas area, and Jon Dearolf, Executive Director of Y’s in Tampa, talking about how the LIVESTRONG at the Y program has helped survivors in their communities. Last year LIVESTRONG at the Y programs took place in 40 cities in 100 branches and served 1,400 survivors nationwide. For more information about the program, go to www.livestrong.org/ymca or contact your local Y.