Bank Foundation Supports “Livestrong” Program for Cancer Survivors

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METUCHEN — The Investors Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge, and South Amboy. The grant will support the agency’s Livestrong cancer survivors program, in partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Since its founding in 1921, the YMCA has grown from a single facility on High Street in Metuchen to a network of facility branches, child care centers, community pools, and summer day camp programs throughout Middlesex County. The organization serves more than 36,000 members throughout its network. In 2007, the agency was selected as one of nine pilot YMCAs nationwide to create a program designed to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of cancer survivors. The 12-week “Livestrong” program, developed in partnership with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, is offered free of charge at the YMCA’s Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge branches. The Foundation grant will support efforts to expand the program to the YMCA’s new South Amboy branch.

“We appreciate the friendship and support of the Investors Savings Bank Foundation,” said William Lovett, CEO of the YMCA. “Their generosity, and that of our other key supporters on this expansion project, will enable us to continue bringing help and healing to cancer survivors and their families.”

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