Cancer. A powerful word. A scary word. A word that means changes are coming…big changes that impact lives in many ways, most of them negative.
Survivor. Another powerful word. An encouraging word. A word that implies that the enemy can be battled and even defeated. A word that impacts outcomes in many ways, most of them positive.
Impact. A life changing word. Impact can be positive or it can be negative.
At Central Bucks Family YMCA, we measure our work by the number of lives we impact in a positive way. Our mission is directed at making this kind of impact. In one way or another, all our members are looking for a way to get beyond where they are – to grow, to reach their potential, to thrive.
And now, cancer survivors are being specially included in that measure. Until now, cancer survivors may have felt hesitant to enter the doors of the Y and aren’t sure if they should be there – because they feel like their bodies are turning against them, because they don’t feel like themselves anymore, because their doctors tell them to avoid “unnecessary activity.”
That’s where the Y comes in… and impacts the lives of cancer survivors.
We offer a 12-week program to get stronger and deal with this invader. A team of qualified personal trainers and fitness instructors teach this program designed to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility as well as introducing the wide variety of programming here at the Y.
At a time when their wallets are being hit hard, we offer our program free of charge and give their family members a free membership as well. THRIVE is a program designed To Help Restore and Increase Vitality through Exercise. We offer support and hope.
As a member of the Y, you understand the value of a supportive community and can play a role in this new pathway to membership.
Most importantly, welcome these new members and their families with the warmth and support that is a hallmark of our Y family.
Financial support from our community is essential and every contribution is appreciated. Will you help us help survivors to THRIVE by making a contribution to the Community Support Campaign?
If you or someone you know is a survivor who may be interested in participating in the program, contact Angela Oprendek, 215-348-8131, x1184 for program application details.