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Wilton Y Becomes Finalist for Livestrong Funding

WILTON, Conn. – You can help get the Livestrong program for cancer survivors at the Wilton Family Y by voting online for the project.

“The Wilton Family YMCA is a finalist to receive funding through the Livestrong Community Impact Project to implement Livestrong at the YMCA,” Executive Director Bob McDowell said in a statement.

The Livestrong program, started by world-class cyclist Lance Armstrong, revolves around physical activity and well-being to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. This research-based program offers those living with, through and beyond cancer a safe, empowering environment to participate in activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

Participants work with specially trained Y staff to achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the person and not the disease, we can help people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

Public opinion will determine what organizations will receive the funding. The groups that get the most votes will receive the funds, training and materials to help cancer survivors.

The Y asks that residents vote to support their efforts to help cancer survivors.

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