The Madison Area YMCA Celebrates
the 20th LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Graduation
Photo Caption (LtoR): Pictured celebrating the Madison Area YMCA’s LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA 20th graduation are Madison Area YMCA’s LIVESTRONG at the YMCA graduates Mary Ann Olivieri of Madison, John Longo of Randolph, Dora Monseratte of Morristown, Donald Gulbicki of Madison, and Madison Area YMCA Health & Wellness Director Christian Esola of Red Bank. Not pictured is Barbara Hartmann of Morris Plains. A big congratulations to all of our graduates on all of their hard work! All staff and participants pictured are fully vaccinated and are in accordance with Madison Area YMCA’s mask requirements.
(Madison, NJ) July 14, 2021-Madison Area YMCA’s 20th LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA class graduated on Thursday, July 1, 2021. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program supports cancer survivors and their families through a no-fee, 12-week, research-based program that engages them in physical and social activities to strengthen the whole person.
Bringing those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery, survivors are encouraged to come as they are, no matter what stage of wellness they are in. The 12-week 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 no-fee program which also offers complimentary Y services to survivors’ family members, receives support from our community through donations and sponsorships.
To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, please contact Health & Wellness Director Christian Esola by email at CEsola@madisonymca.org or call the Madison Area YMCA at 973-822-YMCA (9622).
The Madison Area YMCA is a mission-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.