Since 2007, we have partnered with the YMCA of the USA to promote the importance of physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. Available in more than 400 locations, this 12-week program, offered at little to no cost, is designed to help survivors improve their strength and quality of life.

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The Impact of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA


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  • I have seen participants evolve both physically and emotionally, and felt honored to not only witness, but be part of those transformations, because much to my surprise, I changed, too.

    Kristin Leung, Wellness Director, Princeton Family YMCA

    Kristin Leung posing in front of wall.

  • Exercise is important in that it creates a healthy lifestyle change that can help reduce chances of other diseases.

    Mary Biddle-Newberry, Health and Fitness Director, Downtown Boise YMCA

    Mary Biddle-Newberry with LIVESTRONG at the Y client.

  • To have this opportunity to rebuild my strength, endurance, and stamina through this program was exciting. It gave me back my life to interact with my wife and my son the way I wanted to.

    Daniel Parker, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

    Daniel Parker and son playing soccer.

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