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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K

All funds raised from this event will go to scholarships for the Port Orange YMCA LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Volusia County – January 5, 2017 – The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Presented by Halifax Health and the Live Your Life Well Series announce the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5k on Saturday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00 am at Aunt Catfish’s on the River 4009 Halifax Dr., Port Orange. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K provides needed funding to deliver this life-changing program at NO COST to cancer survivors through the generous donations from our community.

Nearly 14 million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer. Although the rate of people who get cancer is decreasing, the overall number of people who have cancer is rising.The overall 5-year survival rates are approaching 70%, and evidence is showing that more emphasis needs to be placed on recommendations to enhance overall health. (CDC, 2016)

Cancer survivors often face many challenges as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a nationally recognized program that helps cancer survivors reclaim their health and their lives, the Y completes the circle of support uniting or reuniting family, friends, health professionals and the community. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA offers participants a safe haven to try new things and meet new people.  This program is our opportunity as an organization and a community to help those that do not know where to turn and who are in personal need of support.

The LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program is a 12-week exercise program focused on helping the cancer survivor at any point in their journey to come to the Y and participate in group-based physical activity. The program is focused on meeting participants where they are physically, mentally and emotionally, and helping them progress by focusing on rebuilding strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

Class participants will experience:

5 minute welcome and check in

Up to 20-30 minutes cardiovascular exercise (slowly building to this time)

Up to 20 minutes of strength training

15 minutes cool down and peer to peer support

To register for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5k visit vfymca.org visit any of our six Volusia Flagler YMCA Family Centers. For a full list of locations visit vfymca.org.

Can’t make it to Port Orange on race day? New for 2017 there is now a virtual race option at http://vfymca.org/livestrong-at-the-ymca-5k-2/

After the the race stick around for a buffet breakfast provided by Aunt Catfish’s. The breakfast and awards ceremony will be held in the Panhead’s Pizza parking lot adjacent to Aunt Catfish’s. Food and drinks are free of charge for participants. Additional ticket for guests may be purchased for $5 each at the registration table.
Packet pick up will be Friday, January 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at The Hub Cycling at 3751 South Clyde Morris Blvd #5 in Port Orange.

Entry Fees before January 19, are $27.00. At packet pick up or race day entry is $32 at packet

With every paid adult entry one kid 12 or under can run free.

For more information on our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program please contact Randolyn Haley at rhaley@vfymca.org or call 386-425-5210.

For additional information including sponsorship opportunities, contact our Mica Cyrus at mlill@vfymca.org or 386-405-9889.

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