YMCA - Above + Beyond Cancer Survivorship Program

YMCA - Above + Beyond Cancer Survivorship Program Photo

The Story

The YMCA of Central Iowa and Above + Beyond Cancer are partnering to expand the Optimal Living for Cancer Survivors program to the downtown Wellmark YMCA.  Our goal is simple: Create the best cancer survivor program in the country here in Central Iowa - and we need your help to achieve our goal!


Patients, caregivers and physicians know, and studies show that strengthening one's mind, body and spirit is an essential part of cancer treatment - yet it's often not covered by insurance.  


Above + Beyond Cancer currently helps lead a weekly cancer education series, followed by a cycling class led by Dr. Dick Deming and fellowship on Wednesdays at the YMCA Healthy Living Center in Clive.  The new, expanded program at the Wellmark YMCA downtown will include an all-new Mindfulness-Meditation class on Mondays open to the public, as well as a holistic training class for cancer survivors on Thursdays led by a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Medical Program Instructor.


We are pleased to announce that the expanded survivorship program begins in August!  The funds we are raising for the new program will be dedicated to: equipment; 12-week YMCA scholarships for cancer survivors ($300/survivor); outreach to cancer patients and caregivers; meditation leaders; certified trainers and program staff.


Thanks for your support and if you have any questions please email info@aboveandbeyondcancer.org