By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body. If you are interested in participating, or simply learning more about the next session, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by someone from our LIVESTRONG team.


For more information, please contact Tammy Bennet, Healthy Living Director,

“When I came to LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, it was with awareness that I could no longer do my highly active job. I felt my treatment-damaged muscles were ruined forever. But at the end of the 12 weeks, I was able to do a few hours a week. After a second 12 weeks, I was strong enough to accept as much work as I wanted to.” –Whatcom Family Y LIVESTRONG participant



The YMCA began serving survivors in 2011 with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center's program, Exercise & Thrive.  

In 2016, we started using the  LIVESTRONG at the YMCA curriculum. This evidence-based program continues to fulfill the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal."  


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LIVESTRONG is sponsored by 
Hempler Food Group 
in honor of Dick Hempler.