LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors regain their health and well-being after treatment.
The program is free to those 18 and older and is supported by the YMCA’s Annual Impact Fund. Participants may improve their strength and physical fitness, reduce the severity of therapy side effects, build supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.
The 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week includes: cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises with assessments to include functional and quality of life assessments by YMCA-certified instructors.
“I’m excited to learn that LIVESTRONG is returning to the Davie YMCA,” said former competitor Jodi Patton-Athey. “LIVESTRONG is an empowering series of courses designed for individuals undergoing cancer treatment or who have had cancer in the past.
“I was fortunate to meet Joy McCallister and Shelia Stanley, the presenters of this program in 2014, at the Relay for Life event. At that time I was captain of the team The Crusaders For The Cure. I have encouraged my team members to walk the LIVESTRONG journey with me. We were the second group of survivors to take part in the program. We had hands-on participation that included diet, exercise, spiritual growth, and most importantly, no judgement. It was enlightening for all of us. I value our friendships very much. LIVESTRONG delivers. LIVESTRONG is to live strong,” she said.
The Davie YMCA is receiving applications for the Spring Convention, which is scheduled to begin in April. The participants meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Visit the Davie YMCA website (https://ymcanwnc.org/locations/davie-family-ymca) to download the application and get a referral from your doctor. Direct questions to Tim Gribble at 336-245-7227.