YMCA LiveStrongMankato LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 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 enough to attempt to return to their life and create their "new normal." The program is provided free of charge to members and non-members alike.



Mary Guentzel YMCA LIVESTRONG Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017Mary Guentzel - Half Marathon
Running Mantra: If my patients can do it, I can do it. It takes all of their energy to just get up in the morning! Running 13.1 miles is nothing compared to that.
Running Advice: Just keep smiling. If my patients can do it, anyone can do it.



Jaime Schoper YMCA LIVESTRONG Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017Jaime Schoper - Full Marathon
Running Mantra: I run because I want to be a positive role model for my girls and also running makes me a more positive person. Every day I get to run is a gift from God!
Running Advice: Find a positive group to run with! The group will keep you going and those friendships are the ones you will keep for a lifetime.



Chris Schull YMCA LIVESTRONG Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017Chris Schull - Full Marathon
Running Mantra: "I run because I can and for no other reason." and "If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, go together!"
Running Advice: Never take your health for granted.



Tom Bachmann YMCA LIVESTRONG Champion Runner Mankato Marathon 2017Tom Bachmann - Full Marathon
Running Mantra:Train hard so the run is easy.
Running Advice: Relax and enjoy the run.



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