LIVESTRONG Launches at Y

livestrongThe Sarasota YMCA has been selected to receive LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Implementation Grant Initiative designed to improve quality of life for cancer survivors and their families to launch in early 2016.

In partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the YMCA will launch the 12-week physical activity and well-being initiative helps to empower adult cancer survivors to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength offered in a supportive, small-group setting.

“The Y is the perfect collaborator for the program because of its national reach, commitment to meeting the needs of all community members and history of program innovation in support of health and wellness. Through our partnership, we’ve now been able to widely expand the program into more than 450 cities throughout the country to ensure survivors have access,” says Chandini Portteus, President and CEO of the LIVESTRONG® Foundation.

The Sarasota YMCA is one of 21 Ys in the U.S. to receive a 2015 LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Implementation Grant from Y-USA in partnership with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation.

“We are honored to bring LIVESTRONG at the YMCA to Sarasota and share the passion of the LIVESTRONG® Foundation for inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. We look forward to working together to make a difference in the lives of cancer survivors and their families,” says Kurt Stringfellow, President and CEO of the Sarasota YMCA.

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