Support for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Granite YMCA to hold fund raiser for innovative new program
Manchester, NH: (March 19, 2016) Area residents are encouraged to move for a good cause on Sunday, April 10th when The Granite YMCA will host a special event in support of its LIVESTRONG program.
The event – entitled “Move For A Cause” takes place at the YMCA of downtown Manchester, 30 Mechanic Street,
on Sunday, April 10th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thanks to a major grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and other supporters, the Y first introduced LIVESTRONG at the YMCA in late 2014. The free program, which provides a broad range of support for those living with, through and beyond cancer, has served over 100 patients at The Granite YMCA’s downtown Manchester and Londonderry locations.
“LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a proven program which is having a lasting positive impact on cancer patients and their families,” says Leslee Stewart, Vice President of Development at The Granite YMCA. “This special fund raiser will enable us to further expand our program to serve additional patients.”
Ms. Stewart added that at the YMCA’s event, participants can register to compete in one activity area or sign up for three activities and compete in a different activity each hour.
Activity choices feature Zumba, Stationary Cycling, Lap Swimming and Yoga. Individuals are asked to raise or contribute a minimum of $100 to raise funds and hope for cancer survivor and their families. All participants will receive a goody bag and the first 100 to register will receive dri-fit shirt. Lunch, refreshments, prizes and other giveaways will be provided. As a convenience for participants, child care will be available. “This effort truly is fitness for a cause,” Ms. Stewart concluded.
For questions and further information, or to register for Move For A Cause, please contact Cindy Lafond, Director of the Y’s LIVESTRONG program at (603) 782-2802 or via email at [email protected].
About The Granite YMCA
As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2015, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at $1.55 million to 19,488 individuals. www.graniteymca.org.
LIVESTRONG at the Granite YMCA is a 12-week exercise program designed to help cancer survivors improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships and improve their quality of life. The program launched in 2007 as a partnership between the LIVESTRONG Foundation and YMCA of the USA and is available at more than 400 locations, having served more than 29,000 survivors to date. For information on Granite YMCA offerings, please contact Cindy Lafond, Program Director at (603) 782-2802