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Eighth LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Graduation

May 05, 2016
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Eighth LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Graduation

Caption: Celebrating at the Madison Area YMCA’s eighth LIVESTRONG at the YMCA graduation are LIVESTRONG graduates and their coaches. STANDING: Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Healthy Living Joseph Gonsalves, from Edison; Michael LoBosco from Madison; Jan Kudder from Wharton; Ruth Necco from Morristown; Maria Beacom from Madison; Megan Decker from Chatham; and Michelle Gallo from Florham Park.

SITTING are LIVESTRONG coaches and personal trainers: Chelsea Sacher from Florham Park; Patty Matthaei from Madison; Judy Core from Florham Park; and Jennifer Casanova from New Providence

(Madison, NJ) May 5, 2016- The eighth LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA class has graduated. The LIVESTRONG program brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 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 such as the Y’s bocce tournament and Y spinathons.

The Madison Area YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Generous donations make it possible for everyone in the community to be enriched by the Y, regardless of ability to pay, to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body at any age.