January 20, 2014

The Peggy and Phillip B. Crosby YMCA Wellness Center launched LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA in October 2013. LIVESTRONG is a research-based program that provides a safe, supportive environment for people affected by cancer to participate in physical and social activities that strengthen the whole person. On January 30, 2014, the Crosby Y and Winter Park Memorial Hospital will host the inaugural LIVESTRONG graduation ceremony. It’s a special occasion, a survivor’s celebration, and something that the Crosby Y has dedicated itself to … a personalized approach to wellness with programs focusing health and prevention, not disease.

“LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports a growing number of local cancer survivors who have completed their cancer treatments and are ready to regain the physical and emotional strength they need to resume normal lives,” says John Cardone, YMCA of Central Florida Vice President of Health Strategies. “We are excited that the LIVESTRONG program has launched and that cancer survivors will be graduating the program with the skills and tools they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Crosby’s mission is an extension of the YMCA of Central Florida’s mission, which is to strengthen local communities and help people reach their highest potential in spirit, mind and body. For more information about the LIVESTRONG program, contact Brittany Dixson at 407.646.7000 ext. 3788.