The West Hartford YMCA is excited to announce its first ‘Cure with Paint’ event at the Muse Paint Bar.
Submitted by Robin Messerli, Greater Hartford YMCA
The West Hartford YMCA is proud to announce the first “Cure with Paint” event in support of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA cancer survivor exercise program. The event will be hosted at The Muse Paint Bar on 69 Raymond Road in West Hartford on May 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
In order to attend this “Cure With Paint” event, contributors must raise a minimum of $250 to support a cancer survivor’s participation in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program by asking for donations on a Friends Asking Friends social media platform. At the event, participants will create a meaningful painting that they may dedicate to a cancer survivor. Artists may also donate their piece to raise funds to send more survivors through the fitness program.
The West Hartford YMCA offers the LIVESTRONG program to help cancer survivors feel alive again! This 12-week program is designed to help survivors overcome the effects of fatigue and deconditioning from treatment and the disease. The program is for adult survivors from the point of diagnosis through the balance of life and includes a family membership during the 12-week program.
The West Hartford YMCA is currently in the midst of their 2015 Annual Campaign, having raised $61,000 or 86 percent of their annual goal of $85,000. Without the support of the community the Y would not be able to offer programs like these. The relationship between healing and expression goes particularly deep and serves as a powerful outlet for anyone going through tough times. “Cure With Paint” will have a huge impact on participants and survivors alike. To join the YMCA in a night of painting and inspiration, visit westhartfordYMCA.org or find the West Hartford YMCA on Facebook.
To learn more about how you can support the Y’s cause, please contact Shawn Fongemie, Executive Director at 860-521-5830, or email [email protected].
The West Hartford YMCA is located at 12 North Main St., West Hartford CT 06107