As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help.

In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG®Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, this program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA made possible by:


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How Does the Program Work?

  • Complimentary 12 week program with two 90-minute sessions per week
  • Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility
  • Evaluation includes fitness and quality of life assessment before and after participation
  • Facilitate by YMCA-certified LIVESTRONG instructors
  • YMCA membership included for the participant and their family for the duration of the program


Program Benefits

Researchers from the Yale Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute conducted a randomized control trial to demonstrate the impact of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Based on this research, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA was proven to:

  • Help survivors meet or exceed the recommended amount of physical activity
  • Help survivors significantly increase their cardiovascular endurance
  • Improve cancer survivors’ overall quality of life and decrease their cancer-related fatigue

For more information regarding sessions in 2020 or for general questions, please email Mary Ann Pawlowski at