LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Partners in Healing the Whole Person
"I just completed the Fall 2017 LIVESTRONG session and wanted to express my gratitude to the YMCA for sponsoring and staffing this program. Prior to taking a leap of faith to enroll, I had never participated in an organized activity within a gym setting, so my expectations for myself were low. To my delight, I was wrong. It was truly the best experience of my adult life, and I owe a debt of thanks to the LIVESTRONG instructors for that. Their energy, positive encouragement, enthusiasm and expertise truly made the program exceptional. I am not only the strongest physically I have been in the two years since my cancer journey began, I am the strongest I have ever been in mind, body and spirit in my entire adult life. They have an outstanding commitment to the program, its participants and the YMCA values they exemplify.
I will soon be having surgery as another big step in my healing journey from breast cancer, but as soon as I am released to return to normal activity, I hope to join the Winter LIVESTRONG session to pick up where I left off. This past Saturday, I enrolled my entire family as members of the Whatcom FamilyYMCA, so onward we will all go in making 2018 a healthy, happy year for us all."
—Survivor, LIVESTRONG Class of Fall 2017