Each year walkers and runners participate in the Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K Run/Walk in memory of Janice Garbolino, the former Health and Wellness Director of the Metuchen Branch YMCA, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002. The event will take place at Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ on Saturday morning September 23rd.  Registrations will be accepted in advance online at www.ymcaofmewsa.org/5K until noon on September 22nd.  After September 22nd, participants can register the morning of the event, from 7:30 AM until 8:15 AM at Lakeview School in Roosevelt Park, the location of the start and finish of the 5K. The run/walk will start promptly at 8:30 AM. Fees are $30 per person up until noon on September 22nd and $40 per person on the day of the event.

 About the LiveSTRONG® Program at the YMCA

In 2009, the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy began the LiveSTRONG® Program, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.  Almost 500 people to date have benefited from this life-changing program as they traveled on their journey back to health and wellness.  Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LiveSTRONG® at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

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 For more information about the 5K Run/Walk and the LiveSTRONG® program, visit our website at www.ymcaofmewsa.org/5K or call Hannah Thomas, Welless Director, Metuchen Branch YMCA at 732-516-9200, Ext. 2217.

About the Y

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy is a charitable, nonprofit organization devoted to supporting individuals and families—regardless of age, income or background—in their quest to realize their full potential through programs and services that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Each day we serve over 6,000 YMCA members and 1,000 children in childcare in five communities throughout Middlesex County.  The YMCA of MEWSA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymcaofmewsa.org.