We’re Fighting Cancer: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
In our tight-knit community, it’s hard to find someone whose life hasn’t been touched by cancer. Whether it’s a family member, a colleague, or a friend, we’ve all known someone who has faced this devastating disease.
Survivors in our community have made it through the toughest challenge of their lives, but the process of recovery can still be long and fatiguing.
That’s where the Y comes in.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week program of group fitness classes, strength training exercises, and group sessions for social and emotional support, all provided at no cost to participants thanks to generous contributions from community donors. These sessions have been affirmed through years of evidence to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life during recovery.
Medical studies have shown that moderate levels of physical activity can reduce fatigue, boost self-esteem, and improve strength and endurance in those recovering from cancer treatments. The Y is in a unique position to encourage and empower those living beyond cancer and towards recovery in a safe, supportive environment.
All staff offering the program are trained in cancer treatments and recovery.
Through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, the Y will embrace a new role in our community as a refuge and resource for cancer survivors.
Family Membership Included! We know that cancer affects not only the survivor, but their family and caregivers as well. To build a complete network of support, the Y is providing a three-month family membership to participants of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at no additional cost.
Registration opens: January 10, 2018
Contact us to be placed on our interest list!
Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.
Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.
The Y is here for our community:
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA helps teach values and teamwork to over 200 children in our Y-care, preschool, and sport leagues, swim team, and gymnastics program.
Give the Y a Try!
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way