Livestrong at the Y REJOICE. REJUVENATE. RENEW. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous toll on a person, both physically and emotionally. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined forces to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being initiative designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. In our role as a YMCA conference center, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly creates weekend retreat experiences for cancer survivors who have completed the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA twelve-week program in their home communities. We host two retreats each year – spring and fall. Our goal is to encourage the hearts and restore the souls of these special guests. It is a sweet time of fellowship, reflection, learning and renewal.