The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is currently enrolling participants for the next sessions of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a free evidence-based program based on best practices for cancer survivor exercise. The goals of the program are to empower adult cancer survivors to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength offered in a supportive, small-group setting.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 14 million people in the U.S. today are cancer survivors – those living with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Historically, health care providers instructed cancer patients to rest and avoid activity or exertion, but studies now demonstrate the importance of physical activity for cancer survivors.
“We are honored to offer LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA in Fond du Lac and share the passion of the LIVESTRONG® Foundation for inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. We have been working together to make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors and their families,” said MJ Neumann, Healthy Living Director at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA.
The Y is currently enrolling participants for upcoming program sessions:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – NEW PROGRAM BEGINS
Class schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays for 12 weeks
Class times: 9:30 – 11:00 am
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – NEW PROGRAM BEGINS
Class schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12 weeks
Class times: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Adult cancer survivors interested in participating in the program may fill out a LIVESTRONG participant interest form, found on the Y’s website at fdlymca.org. A form may also be picked up at the Y Welcome Center desk during business hours. The program is free and open to both Y members and the community. For more information about the program, visit fdlymca.org.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is made possible by a cooperative agreement between Y-USA and the LIVESTRONG® Foundation, which seeks to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. Launched in 2008, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is designed to improve the health and day-to-day quality of life for the country’s growing population of cancer survivors and their families.