MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce that it has received a Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.

Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, along with Josephine Moran, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Bob Rocco, VP/Market Manager, and Greg Dittrich, SVP/Regional Manager, of Provident Bank, presented The Provident Bank Foundation’s $10,000 Major Grant to the Madison Area YMCA that will benefit the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program, which brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery. 

PHOTO: The Provident Bank Foundation presented the Madison Area YMCA with a Major Grant. Pictured standing L-R: Bob Rocco, VP/Market Manager of Provident Bank; Madison Area YMCA Senior Vice President Sharon Kunas; Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Healthy Living & Aquatics Joe Gonsalves; LIVESTRONG® participant Anthony Blondina; Madison Area YMCA President & CEO Diane Mann; Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation; LIVESTRONG® participant Nancy Vogel; LIVESTRONG® participant Katherine Grieder; Josephine Moran, EVP/Director of Retail Banking of Provident Bank; Madison Area YMCA Board of Directors Chair Scot Guempel and Greg Dittrich, SVP/Regional Manager of Provident Bank. Sitting L-R: Madison Area YMCA Health & Wellness Director Christian Esola; Madison Area YMCA Health and Wellness Coordinator & LIVESTRONG® Coach Chelsea Sacher; Madison Area YMCA LIVESTRONG® Coach Michael Coyne. 

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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA supports cancer survivors through its no-fee program that provides opportunities to engage in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Survivors are encouraged to come as they are, no matter what stage of wellness they are in. The 12-week research-based program brings together cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; improving confidence and self-esteem; and ultimately practicing a healthy lifestyle, not only as a part of recovery but as a way of life. In existence since 2013, the program receives support through donations from charity events such as the Y’s bocce tournament and Y spinathons.

About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $24 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities.

About the Madison Area YMCA

The Madison Area YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Generous donations make it possible for everyone in the community to be enriched by the Y, regardless of ability to pay, to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body at any age.