July 2020

Date & Time Event
Thursday, July 30, 2020
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Small Group Personal Training for Survivors
Downtown Wellmark YMCA, Des Moines IA
Friday, July 31, 2020
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Small Group Personal Training for Survivors
Downtown Wellmark YMCA, Des Moines IA
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Weekly Events at a Glance

Sundays: Healing Yoga
Sundays 2:30-3:45 pm at the Wellmark YMCA, for survivors and caregivers. Boost: Immunity + Confidence + Hope + Recovery + Manage: Treatment Side Effects.

Mondays: Mindful Meditation
Mondays 4:45 – 5:20 PM at the downtown Wellmark YMCA. Cultivate: Emotional + Physical + Spiritual Health + Patience. Reduce: Stress + Anxiety + Pain.

Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday Bike Rides
A summer only event. Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. we ride for friends and tacos! Weather permitting, you can find us at the Water Works Park south shelter for a round-trip ride to the Cumming Tap.

Wednesdays: Indoor Cycling with Dr. Deming
At 6:45 pm following our cancer education at the Clive YMCA Healthy Living Center series indoor cycling is led by Dr. Richard Deming every Wednesday!


Cancer Education Series

January 2: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors
Greg Fuqua, MFA, Adjunct Professor of Studio Art, Mental Health Counselor-in-training 

January 9: The Role of a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology
Carissa Thompson, ARNP, Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates

January 16: Improving Your New Year’s Resolution Success
Alison Phillips, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University 

January 23: Meditation for Life – A Practical Practice
Fred Nelson, Meditation Instructor, Attorney with Iowa Legal Aid, Above + Beyond Cancer Trekker 

January 30: Anti-Diet and Feeling Good
Crystal Tallman, MFCS, RD, CSO, LD, Oncology Dietitian; Mercy Cancer Center