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LIVESTRONG: YMCA offers 12-week program for cancer patients & survivors

LIVESTRONG at YMCA of Douglas County in Roseburg (SBG photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A new program at the Douglas County YMCA is aimed at helping current cancer patients and survivors.

LIVESTRONG’ is a 12-week program that takes recovering patients through endurance training, cardiovascular and strength training to regain total health.

"The OHSU Knight Cancer Center was gracious enough to fund us for a year with $50,000 to implement the program, and we feel blessed with them approving it," said Healthy living director Steven Stanfield at the Roseburg YMCA location.

While this 12-week LIVESTRONG course is already underway, they are compiling a waiting list for the next one.

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