Posted on October - 12 - 2012 1 Comment

“In 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer. I went through surgery to have the cancer removed, but it came back two more times. I couldn’t believe it; I was mad,” she said.
Gloria didn’t give up. She continued her treatments and in 2009 the cancer was in remission. While the cancer appeared to be gone, so was her energy. A family friend suggested Gloria go to the Y. That’s when she discovered LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. Through the program, Gloria went from being able to lift just 45 pounds to lifting 145 pounds. “This is the best program out there. Without it, I’d still be in my cocoon, a couch potato and wishing I was stronger. But now I can walk the walk. I tell other cancer survivors that they need to join this program.”
To date, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA has helped thousands of cancer survivors and their families nationwide. As a cause-driven organization, the Y provides a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all ages to become healthy and stay well in spirit, mind and body.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit that empowers people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

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