YMCA Livestrong!

March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 9:18 AM EDT

By WKBW News

March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 9:18 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) The YMCA is in line for a grant from award winning cyclist Lance Armstrong's "LIVESTRONG" community impact project.

This is to help fund a 12 week program for cancer patients.

However, it isn't about the disease, but about the recovery.

This includes exercise, wellness, and support. Survivors say that is the key to getting their lives back to normal.

Survivors like Sandy Keeney, who is also a trainer at the Southtowns Y, told Patrick Taney and Ginger Geoffery on Eyewitness News This Morning that upon hearing her diagnosis of breast cancer, you are overwhelmed. Sandy went on to describe that when you talk about it with other women who have gone through the journey, you realize you have support.

Sandy also credits her family for supporting her through treatment and recovery, as well as living a healthy lifestyle.

Kathy Vallone of the YMCA later told Eyewitness News that the YMCA of Buffalo Niagara is one of 9 finalists in the running for the LIVESTRONG grant money, and needs the community votes to win it!

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