The Geneva Family YMCA
399 William St.
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: 315-789-1616
Fax: 315-789-4259


Our Annual Giving Campaign is about so much more than just raising money.  It is about people.  It is about community.  It is about the families and children and seniors the YMCA serves every day.  It is their stories that show the true impact of the Y and all that we do.

After Sue Cooley's husband, Herb, passed away following a valiant 4-year battle with brain cancer, Sue was motivated to get her own life and health back on track.  Unfortunately, Sue's next 

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Sue Cooley

challenge would be to face her own diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer.  At the end of July 2022, following 9-months of surgeries and treatments, Sue was finally able to restart her own life but realized it would be very different.  

That is when Sue received an email from her local cancer support group Thrive to Survive, that caught her attention.  The Geneva YMCA in conjunction with Thrive, was offering a 10-week Cancer Survivors Recovery Fitness Program at no cost to participants.  Under the direction ow Wellness Director, Laura Snook (herself a cancer survivor), a weekly group meeting would be held to promote cancer specific breathing techniques with Yoga instructor Becky Kelly.

Sue learned that participants in this wellness program were also able to access all classes and offerings at the YMCA facility during the 10-week period.  Sue took off running, and now attends at least 3 fitness classes each week, along with attending the weekly support meetings.  her physical therapist suggested that she start swimming and doing aquatic exercises in the YMCA pool as well.

"This wonderful program, fully funded by the YMCA and Thrive to Survive, has given me a new lease on life by motivating me to get my mental attitude and physical health moving forward in a positive direction!  As a bonus, I am finally feeling proactive and committed to eating healthier, taking daily walks and starting new friendships at the YMCA."

"When this special program wraps up in the fall, I will be joining the YMCA as a full-fledged member and taking full advantage of all that it has to offer.  I am truly grateful to the Geneva YMCA and Thrive to Survive for their collaborative dedication to the overall well-being of cancer survivors in the local community." 

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Current Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 5:00am - 9:00pm • Friday, 5:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, 7:00am - 4:00pm • Sunday, 9:00am - 4:00pm