Mel Korum Family YMCA

After a breast cancer diagnosis and several exhausting treatments, Jolyn felt like she had fallen into a black hole. During one of her treatments she learned about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and decided to join the Y.

“I had no idea what to expect,” said Jolyn. “I was surprised to learn that the employees are accepting of all and truly want to help patients build strength, improve endurance, attain self-confidence, and enjoy life again.”

Through the program, Jolyn developed a support group of fellow cancer survivors. Together the new friends learned how to use fitness equipment and found encouragement from compassionate staff.

“Thank you for this program,” said Jolyn. “It matters so much for people who have lost their health to get exercise and improve their chances at building a healthful life…improving mind, body, and spirit.”