LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. We offer this program to the survivor at no cost; it includes a free YMCA membership for the participant and their family. Participating YMCAs create a welcoming area in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, lessen the harshness of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.

Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG® Foundation has been the YMCA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA.

Survivor Stories

The YMCA Center For Healthy Living holds LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA sessions year-round; our participants are a collection of determined, empowering, and inspiring individuals. They want to share their stories on survival with all of us. Check out our participant #SurvivorStories below!


Description & Goals

  • Small group, supportive environment
  • 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week
  • Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises
  • Held in YMCA Wellness Centers
  • Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life assessments before and after participation
  • Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors
  • Includes 12-week Family Membership

Who Qualifies?

Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment.

Participation requires pre-registration through the YMCA. Please contact the YMCA Center for Healthy Living for more information about current and upcoming sessions.

Fill out your registration form TODAY for our upcoming class sesssion!


Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

The Pennsylvania Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is funded by the Department of Health and through a grant the Department receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Harrisburg Area YMCA has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Adagio Health in order to reach the community and navigate those who may qualify into the program. The YMCA Center for Healthy Living does this by surveying the community and connecting them with the screening services they may need.

  • If you are under 40 years old, you may be eligible if you have symptoms.
  • If you are under 40 years old and your health care provider tells you that you are at high risk for breast cancer, you may be eligible for PA-BCCEDP services. High risk includes genetic mutations, family history, and some other factors. Talk to your health care provider for more information.
  • You may be eligible if you are 65 or older and do not have Medicare Part B.


Ready to get started?

This program is run during the spring and fall seasons at our YMCA branches in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, and Elizabethville. To sign up, please call Amy Jacobs, Program Director, at (717) 232-3113.

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