Boothbay Region YMCA offers LIVESTRONG

Tue, 02/13/2024 - 1:45pm

Boothbay Region YMCA is now offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, which is a free, 12-week recovery program for adult cancer patients and survivors.  Registration open for the next session on Tuesday, March 26. Our next session runs from April 2 to June 20. Classes on Tuesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We do ask that you commit to the program and attend class two times a week for 12 weeks as the program is specially designed for improvement and physical accomplishments. Class sizes are small to provide individualized attention: and therefore, space is limited.  

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is an evidence-based physical activity and well-being program to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health following a cancer diagnosis. This 12-week program is offered at no cost to participants. Lori Murray and Deb Lewis are Y staff, trained in supportive care will work with participants to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. The program has proven to be life-changing for many participants.  

“We are excited to continue LIVESTRONG at the Y to our community,” said Caroline Earle Ivens, Healthy Living Director for the Boothbay Region YMCA. “At the Y, we believe that to bring about meaningful change, individuals affected by cancer need ongoing support, encouragement, and connections to others of which LIVESTRONG at the YMCA provides abundance.” 

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps participants move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body. 

“Maine Cancer Foundation’s grant is offered as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Maine. They have invested over $15 million since 2015 in support of cancer prevention, early detection and screening, and access to care for all Mainers. To learn more about Maine Cancer Foundation, visit, or contact Katelyn Michaud,, 207-773-2533.” 

For more information on the LIVESTRONG program, contact Lori Murray and Deb Lewis at