Health & Wellness

LIVESTRONG at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA® Graduates 32 Cancer Survivors


FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congratulations to Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA’s July graduation class of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA®.  This class joins 40 other participants that completed the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA® program this year, making the total number of participants served 203 over the past 5 years. 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA® is a free 12-week physical activity program for cancer survivors offered at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA.

Karen, a participant of the program stated: “I am so pleased to say that over the course of the 12-week program, the LIVESTRONG experience gave me back my vigor, my strength, my self-esteem and my smile.  The program helped me lose weight, tone my body and increase my stamina and strength. Moreover, I was so happy to see my husband enjoying the program equally as much as I did, and getting himself back in good physical shape."

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"When cancer strikes, it robs individuals and families of so much more than anyone can ever imagine," she continued. "Thank goodness for programs like LIVESTRONG that support cancer patients and their families. The instructors all showed compassion, concern, patience and resolve in meeting each member of the program and gently guided each of them in their cancer recovery. They supported each person in reaching their very best potential in developing and maintaining tools for healthy living and exercise routines.”

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, please call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit the Y’s website at  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


First row-Marion Crzesiah, Marianna Palomino, Joan Kirner, Carol Ann Kiley, Ann DeFalco, Joan O’Donnell.
2nd row-Rosemarie Scheremetu, Irene Laki, Michele Riehl, Donna Colonna and Carolyn Capidocasa.

Missing from the picture are Vincenza Vosseer and Ursula Liebowitz-Johnson.

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