More than 12 million cancer survivors live in the United States, and 3 out of 4 families will help care for a family member with cancer. Recent medical research has shown that exercise can counteract the often debilitating side effects of cancer treatment. When cancer survivors participate in moderate levels of physical activity, fatigue is reduced, physical strength is increased and quality of life is significantly improved. Unfortunately, many cancer survivors do not engage in any activity during and after treatment because they don’t know where to go for the special kind of program they need.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina is currently offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at all of our Y Centers in Buncombe, Henderson and McDowell Counties. This free, 12 week program for small groups of 12 participants will be led by our staff who have been specially trained in the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors.
When a cancer survivor walks through our doors, they will become a part of the YMCA family. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA will engage cancer survivors by focusing on the whole person and will provide a supportive, community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
For more information about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, please contact Rachel Dudasik at email@example.com.