Celebrating Livestrong alumni

T-R PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY

Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Health & Wellness Coordinator Heidi Draisey gestures to a group of Livestrong program alumni in the Y’s board room Friday. Draisey congratulated the cancer survivors for completing the 12-week program, designed to improve physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side affects, and to develop supportive relationships. The program is free-of-charge to survivors and their spouses/partners. Since October, 2011, 8 Livestrong classes comprised of 207 individuals have graduated from the program. Joining Draisey were colleagues Kim Jass-Ramirez, Keisha Lockhart and Curt Shaver. For more information, or to sign up for future classes, contact Draisey at 641-752-8658 or Heidi.Draisey@ymca-ywca.org.