Thanks to our donors, all of these programs are offered at NO COST to cancer survivors.


This 12-week exercise and group support program focuses on improving the survivor’s strength, fitness, and quality of life. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families. It provides a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.

Laurie’s Hope

Laurie’s Hope, a program supported by the Saint Agatha Foundation, helps breast cancer survivors thrive by maintaining physical fitness and strength; improving their diets; and helping them make connections with other breast cancer survivors. With a strong emphasis on improved social support, interventions are individually designed to strengthen survivors’ support networks, both inside and outside of the YMCA.

The Kaye Center for Cancer Wellness

The Kaye Center for Cancer Wellness, located in our Northwest Family Y branch, is designed to meet the specific needs of men and women battling cancer by offering them a comfortable environment to socialize, exercise, and recharge. It includes a reading area, a small waterfall, a gathering space, a small exercise area, a balcony and a meditation room. One of the first such spaces of its kind, it is becoming a model among YMCAs nationally.

Child watch Plus

We offer our child care support service to participants in our cancer survivor programs who need childcare to attend appointments or treatment. Participants can bring their children to our Hal Welsh East Area Family Y, North Area Family Y, and Northwest Family Y branches to enjoy activities free of charge. Registration is required.

Please contact our participating branches to learn more:

Hal Welsh East Area Family Y
North Area Family Y
Northwest Family Y