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October 06, 2015

NWFY Helping Cancer Survivors Thrive

laurie's hope participantsThe Northwest Family YMCA offers programs and services designed to help cancer survivors through their diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the generosity of YMCA donors, these programs are offered at no cost:

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA offers group exercise and support for survivors. The 12-week program focuses on survivors’ strength, fitness, and quality of life. The program also strengthens the emotional well being of survivors and their families.

Family Prime Time Plus is supervised fun for the children of cancer survivor program participants who need childcare to attend medical appointments, treatment or support groups.

Laurie’s Hope helps breast cancer survivors thrive by helping them: maintain physical fitness and strength; improve their diet; and make connections with other breast cancer survivors. With a strong emphasis on improved social interaction, the program builds survivors’ support networks both inside and outside the YMCA.

The Kaye Center for Cancer Wellness is designed to meet the specific needs of those battling cancer by offering a comfortable place to socialize, exercise, and recharge. Located on the mezzanine, the Kaye Center features a reading area, a gathering space, an exercise area, an outdoor balcony and a meditation room.

To learn more about these programs, contact the intake coordinator at intake@syracuseymca.org or 315-474-6851, ext. 339.

For information on how members of the community can show their support through a gift to the ALL IN campaign for the Northwest Family YMCA, visit www.NWFY.org or contact Elizabeth Quilter, Chief Development Officer for the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, at 315-530-5979 or equilter@syracuseymca.org

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