LiveStrong at the YMCA instructor Erin Hess, left, talks with program participant Barb Raabe of Wisconsin Rapids at a recent session at the South Wood County YMCA-Port Edwards location.
After fighting cancer - which can be both emotionally and physically exhausting - it might be reasonable to want to just sit back and take it easy for a while.
But a program at the YMCAs in Port Edwards and Stevens Point is helping cancer survivors keep up the fight with LiveStrong, a 12-week program meant to increase a patient's strength and energy. The Marshfield YMCA does not yet offer the program.
The concept behind the program - which is free to survivors and includes a family membership to the YMCA during the 12 weeks - is to help participants regain the "normalcy" they felt previous to their ...