The YMCA of Pueblo will be housing 25 cyclists with the 4K for Cancer movement on Sunday, July 7th. The Y will provide lodging and showers to the cyclists as part of its effort to support community, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The 4K for Cancer initiative is a program funded by the Ullman Cancer Fund for Young adults. It is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance lives through educating and connecting families affected by cancer. Groups of college students journey across the country in an effort to raise awareness and hope to communities along the way. The organization has raised support for cancer initiatives since 2001. Last year, 88 participants raised almost $500,000 to support young adults affected by cancer.
The Y is a leading voice on health and well being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. Programs and events include: childcare, health seminars, personal training, health retreats, group fitness classes, youth and adult sports, CPR training, active older adults programs, and a Parkview Hospital rehabilitation center.