Improving the lives of people affected by cancer
As a LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA participant, the La Crosse Area Family YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance, build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility, and improve functional ability. In addition to physical benefits, the program is also focused on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
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.
For more information about the local LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Program:
Health Intervention Director