First comes cancer, then comes the fight.
When people are diagnosed, many come out in full swing with a treatment plan aimed at killing the disease. The battle sometimes takes years, and sometimes, it is lost.
But for survivors — anyone who has or has had cancer — the fight continues after chemotherapy or radiation. Treatment and cancer’s tenacity can drain the person’s strength and self-esteem.
In April, the YMCA of York County received a grant from Livestrong to implement a program to help local cancer survivors rebuild strength, endurance and confidence. The YMCA in York launched its first group in December and will offer another session in March. The Southern branch kicked off the program Jan. 8.
Cori Strathmeyer, wellness director for the YMCA, said local branches plan to continue the program.
To register call 717-843-7884 ext. 269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read a York Daily Record/Sunday News story about Livestrong at the YMCA here.