In support of Cancer Awareness Month, the YMCA of Greater Boston has illuminated the historic Huntington Avenue YMCA sign with pink lights. 

The YMCA of Greater Boston supports Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with several chronic disease management programs offered at the Y. Current programs include LIVESTRONG, The Pink Program and The Joslin Diabetes Program. All programs foster a community for individuals to be open and supportive with other participants under the guidance of YMCA certified instructors. Programs are free to both member and non-members of the YMCA and are supported by the annual fundraising campaign.

The Pink Program helps women in treatment for breast cancer or years beyond it. The goal of the program is to enhance overall health while exercising safely. Classes are tailored for all surgeries and fitness levels, and designed to increase energy for participants while in a supportive environment.  The program is open to the community and runs for 12 weeks.

LIVESTRONG is a national, free 12-week group exercise program designed for people affected by cancer. The program aims to help participants build back endurance, strength, flexibility and confidence in a safe and supportive environment.