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March 29, 2023

YMCA OF MEWSA Receives LIVESTRONG® Grant From Columbia Foundation

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy received notification of a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Columbia Foundation for their Livestrong® Program. Livestrong® is a free 12-week program focusing on cancer survivors’ physical and mental health. It also allows survivors to be in a supportive peer community with fellow survivors. Participants will be given the tools to learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended. “We are very grateful to Columbia Foundation for their support of this life-changing program”, said Rose Cushing, President & CEO of the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy. “Their commitment enables us to continue to offer this program free of charge for all participants, giving them peace of mind during a very difficult time.”

Individuals interested in participating at the Metuchen branch can contact Brenda Werneiwskei at, Christine Jaffe can be contacted at for the Edison branch, Tom Ryan can be contacted at for the South Amboy branch and Hannah Thomas can be contacted at for the YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center.

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About the YMCA of MEWSA
The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy is a charitable, nonprofit organization devoted to supporting individuals and families—regardless of age, income or background—in their quest to realize their full potential through programs and services that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Each day we serve 20,000 YMCA members and 1,000 children in childcare in five communities throughout Middlesex County. The YMCA of MEWSA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.