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The Greater Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s will receive grant funding through The Livestrong Foundation Community Impact Project, according to U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic.

The two centers will receive funding for a free 12-week exercise program for cancer survivors. The program, called Livestrong at the YMCA, is a small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. The program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong.

“The Livestrong Foundation Community Impact Project is devoted to helping those who have been affected by cancer and I applaud their efforts. I urge folks to contact both the Greater Scranton YMCA in Dunmore and the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA to learn how they can participate in this free program,” said Cartwright. The numbers are 342-8115 for the Greater Scranton YMCA and 208-9622 for the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.

Through the Livestrong Foundation Community Impact Project, 72 hospitals, cancer centers, community-based organizations and universities around the country will receive funding to offer free services to those impacted by cancer this year.

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