Y program helping cancer survivors “livestrong”

LA CROSSE, Wis.– After a life-changing diagnosis, a local program is helping cancer survivors regain their health and well-being.

Participants in the Y’s 12-week ‘Livestrong’ program go through strength training, stretching and cardio exercises.  Research shows adding exercise to treatments or as part of a post-cancer lifestyle lowers the chances of cancer returning.

And exercise can do more than just improve a person’s life physically.  “Also for a lot of the emotion well-being of our participants.  Their fatigue lessons when they’re exercising through treatments,” says Denise Malone.

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There’s an event coming up on Sunday for you to show your support to cancer survivors.  ‘Livestrong’ day with the YMCA starts at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Y North in Onalaska.

Big Daddy Cade and other local musicians will be there to raise cancer awareness and promote the y’s ‘Livestrong’ program.  It’s free to attend and you’re encouraged to wear yellow.
    You can find more information on the livestrong program… at l-a-x y-m-c-a dot org.