The experience of being diagnosed with, and battling breast cancer is a difficult one to say the very least. YWCA Hamilton offers support of all kinds to women facing this challenge, through the ywcaencore program. ywcaencore is a FREE program for women that have had breast cancer at any point in their lives. This program includes the support of women who are battling, or have battled themselves, provides specific and appropriate gentle exercises on land and in water and is lead by an amazing woman, Anne Marie (see her photo and read her story below), who has been through this journey herself.
All of this, as mentioned, is offered to participants for FREE. As such the YWCA works to fundraise to support women in this program. We have our biggest fundraiser coming up November 5th and 6th-the Road2Hope race series (http://hamiltonmarathon.ca/) whereby one can register for the race, and CHOOSE YWCA ENCORE PROGRAM as your charity of choice, and then gather sponsors for your chosen race!
Or, if you’re not in to racing, but still want to support this amazing program, please head to one of the following links, and sponsor one of our hard working staff who are running (and one is Zumba-ing!!!!).