Through this program, the Y engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person- mind and body.

Participants of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance and functional ability, build muscle mass and strength, and increase flexibility. In additional to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the mental health and emotional well-being of survivors and their families.

This program provides a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. Mental health groups focus on helping participants learn and practice skills that will both establish a healthy foundation of mental health and help support them when challenges arise.

The FREE 12-week LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA pilot program launched locally at both Y branches the week of March 7th, 2011.  The La Crosse Area Family YMCA works closely with Mayo Clinic Health Systems and Gundersen Health Systems.  Both medical facilities refer patients to the program.

NEW! Stronger Together Peer Support Groups

Stronger Together is a LIVESTRONG Alumni peer support group for those who have participated in our LIVESTRONG at the Y program. The meet ups will take place in the Wellness Center at both Y branches. Please wear your yellow LIVESTRONG shirt to alumni can recognize and support one another. A Y membership is required to participate in this peer support group.
Dahl Branch
Tuesdays 7-8 AM
Thursdays 12-1 PM
Houser Branch
Mondays 7-8 AM
Wednesdays 12-1 PM

Contact: Dana Boler, Health Director, using the form below.

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LIVESTRONG is fully funded by donations to our Annual Campaign.

For more information about the local LIVESTRONG®, please fill out this form: