The YMCA has been around for a long time, nearly 175 years in fact, and it has done a lot to help folks out in its time. In 2008, they began helping in yet another way. Teaming up with the LiveStrong Foundation they began help people in the community who survived cancer and were beginning the journey toward recovery.
The program lets you take things at your own pace, while focusing on building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem for anyone 18 or older who has been treated for cancer, whether you are still in treatment or out.
And this year, the program came to Heathsville. Eight volunteer instructors came forward to help. The eight volunteer instructors are: Ellen Cowart, Linda Hobson, Sharon Hunt (Volunteer Coordinator), William Hunt, Kathleen Litos, Kathy Peebles, Edee Withers, and Loraine Zych. The Heathsville’s LifeStrong at the Y program is one of the few in the whole country which is run by volunteers.
Pick up a copy of the November 15 edition of the Northumberland Echo to read the full story