For more information contact:
Madison Area YMCA
Marketing & Communications Department
973.822.9622 ext. 2241
For Immediate Release
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Celebrates Its
Marks Two-Year Anniversary of
Program at the Madison Area YMCA
Caption: Celebrating at the Madison Area YMCA’s seventh LIVESTRONG
at the YMCA graduation are LIVESTRONG graduates and their coaches. BACK
ROW: Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Healthy Living
Joseph Gonsalves, from Edison; Volunteer/trainer Chelsea Sacher, from Florham
Park; Tim Long, from Morristown; Catherine Bogert, from Florham Park; Trainer
Judy (Judith) Core, from Florham Park; Anthony Trotter Jr. from Madison;
Staff/trainer Susan Sheeley from Kenilworth; Karen Eilenberg from Wayne and
Madison Area YMCA Associate Health & Fitness Director Jennifer Casanova,
from New Providence; FRONT ROW: Trainer Patty Matthaei, from Madison;
Margaret Micchelli from Chatham; Meghan Massarano, from Florham Park; Donna
Munther, from Morristown; Terri Gallagher from Madison and Beverly Afonso, from
(Madison, NJ) December 18, 2015- The seventh LIVESTRONG at the YMCA class graduated on
Thursday, December 10. The occasion also marked the two-year anniversary of the
program at the Madison Area YMCA.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained
healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery. The program supports
cancer survivors through its no-fee program that provides opportunities to
engage in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole
person. Survivors are encouraged to come as they are, no matter what stage of
wellness they are in.
The 12-week, research-based program
brings together cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to
achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility
and endurance; improving confidence and self-esteem; and ultimately practicing
a healthy lifestyle, not only as a part of recovery but as a way of life.
The program, in existence since 2013,
receives support through donations from charity events.
The next LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
class that starts Monday, January 11, is forming now. To sign up, please
contact Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Healthy Living Joseph Gonsalves at
As a cause-driven charitable
organization, the Madison Area YMCA believes everyone, regardless of age,
income or background, should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
For more information about financial assistance or to make a donation, please
call 973-822-YMCA (9622) or visit us at madisonareaymca.org.