Brenda B.

Lakewood Family YMCA

The trauma of a cancer diagnosis and months of treatment left Brenda feeling like a normal life was impossible. She wanted more than just her physical energy back, she wanted peace of mind. That's when she decided to try the LiveStrong at the Y program.

Through weekly discussion and exercise sessions with a group of fellow cancer survivors, Brenda felt herself growing stronger in body and mind. She climbed four miles up a steep hill, and the anxiety that followed her everywhere like a dark cloud started to fade away.

"The Y was the catalyst for the positive changes I needed in my life," said Brenda. "I will continue to fight for the life I want to live going forward. I'm deeply grateful for information and the inspiration of the LiveStrong program."