Strength For Survivors

Strength for Survivors is a FREE exercise and wellness program for cancer survivors. This 6 week program meets twice a week for 60 minutes. Participants also receive a FREE 2 month membership as part of the program.

FOCUS of the Program

  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Increase flexibility
  • Enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks
  • Improve energy levels, build muscle mass & strength
  • Confidence, self-esteem & emotional well-being
  • Develop an on-going physical fitness program, not only as part of recovery, but as a way of life

CRITERIA for Participation

  • Strong personal desire and a commitment to participate in the program
  • Commit to attending 80% of the classes
  • Inform your physician that you plan to join the program
  • Receive medical clearance if you are currently undergoing treatment
  • Referral from a physician that releases them to participate in physical activity


Testimonial Video »

“Strength for Survivors provided the confidence I needed to get back to exercising after my cancer treatments. The instructor was very caring and compassionate. The bond we created convinced me join the Y and start taking classes.” – Cathy, Strength for Survivors participant.

“It has made me feel better, stronger. The program is geared towards me, the individual. I was told I would heal better with exercise so here I am!” – Joyce, Strength for Survivors Participant

More Information or to Register: Jessica Webster
(217) 222-9622 or

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This program is made possible in part by the Tracy Family Foundation, Paul H. & Anne B. Gardner Memorial Fund through the Community Foundation, Blessing Hospital Community Health Fund through the Community Foundation, a Penny Power Grant from the Adams Electric Cooperative, and the Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation.