As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where  do you start? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help.
In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused  on strengthening the whole person.

How does this program work?

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on you—the whole person—not the disease. The free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and  help you maintain a healthy weight. 

You’ll focus on:

  •  building muscle mass and strength
  •  increasing flexibility and endurance
  •  improving confidence and self-esteem
How can I find out more?

Nique Knockemus - Director of Operations: 843-383-4547


Location:  Hartsville Darlington Chesterfield

Diabetes Prevention Program

Can you measure a healthy life? Sure, you can—by the cup, the ounce, and the block.

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable, changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.


Change is tough, we can help!

Let’s face it, if change were easy, we’d all do it.  You’ve spent years developing habits that you can’t expect to change overnight. It’s tough. We can help.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Programgives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.


Do you qualify?
To participate in the program, you must be:
  • 18 years or older.
  • Overweight (BMI ≥25)*, and diagnosed with prediabetes via one of three blood tests or a previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes.**
  • If you don’t have a blood test result, you must have a qualifying risk score.


How can I find out more?

Nique Knockemus - Director of Operations: 843-383-4547