The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs are celebrating the one year anniversary of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program on October 2, 2012 in conjunction with national LIVESTRONG Day.
In the fall of 2011, the Southington and Cheshire YMCAs launched their pilots of a 12 week program designed in partnership with LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, to help adult cancer survivors regain strength, flexibility and function that they may have lost during treatment. To date,
“With a mission centered on serving the needs of everyone in our community, the Y has been able to provide the resources and guidance so that cancer survivors can achieve greater health and well-being in spirit, mind and body through this program,” said Tony Palmieri, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA project manager. “The feedback we get from the program participants has been very positive. They can see measurable improvements and feel that the support they get from the Y and the other survivors is invaluable.”
To celebrate the achievements of the past year and to raise awareness of the 28 million people living with cancer worldwide, staff at both YMCAs will join LIVESTRONG in wearing yellow on October 2nd. The Y’s will be decorated to show support for cancer survivors. The Cheshire Community YMCA will hold a Zumbathon fundraiser on Saturday, October 6th to raise money for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.