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Local fitness program helps cancer survivors

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Blickhan working with a personal trainer during the program Blickhan working with a personal trainer during the program
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Quincy YMCA is showing off its program meant to help cancer survivors recover.

Strength for Survivors is a free six-week course designed to help survivors complete their cancer treatment and build up physical and emotional strength to return to their daily life.

"You have to kind of find a new normal for yourself," breast cancer survivor Rita Blickhan said. "And even though I had had physical therapy and gone through some other exercises, I decided that I was going to take the steps to regain better strength throughout my body, better balance and flexibility again."

The six-week session meets twice a week for an hour. You can sign up by going to the YMCA. The program includes a free 2 month YMCA membership.

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