ymca wellness programs for cancer survivors



Emory's partnerhsip with the Y

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta have teamed up to offer a special exercise program for cancer survivors to help maintain and improve their overall state of wellness during and after treatment. Called Winship at the Y, the program, aims to help survivors lower their risk of recurrence, a key concern for those who have or have had cancer.

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About the program

Through a collaboration unlike any in the country, cancer survivors who were treated at Winship will have access to special exercise assistance tailored for cancer survivors.

Survivors also will have free access, as do all Y members, to the metro Y’s unique COACH APPROACH®, an exercise support process in which a wellness coach helps a person stay on track with an individualized physical activity program. THE COACH APPROACH® was developed by James Annesi, Ph.D., director of wellness advancement for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. In addition, Winship will conduct clinical trials to examine effects of physical activity on survivors.

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