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At the Y, we believe in freely offering the gift of hope to the people in our community who are experiencing or have experienced cancer. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA allows cancer survivors the opportunity to come to the Y to heal. We provide people facing cancer rehabilitation the opportunity to regain strength and confidence through a safe and encouraging environment. Cancer knows no boundaries, but we believe in the strength of community and that every survivor deserves unconditional support and a chance to become stronger physically, spiritually and mentally. If you would like more information about getting a membership at the Y, please contact

THANK YOU to the Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction!

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is made possible by the generous donations from the Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction.
What is the Gala Auction? Since 1982, many volunteers and scores of donors collaborate to create one wonderful night to benefit local cancer related organizations. An annual “event” in the area, where several hundred people gather at Green Grove Gardens Event Center for the purpose of coming together to support those dealing with cancer in our community.
Over the last 39 years, we’ve grown from “Gala Cancer Auction” to the “Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction” and have raised almost $2.4 million for the Oncology Bridge Fund and Hennessy House in Chambersburg, PA; Hope Lodges in Baltimore and Philadelphia; The LIVESTRONG Program at the Waynesboro Area YMCA; and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA thanks to the generosity of those living in Waynesboro and the surrounding towns. All auction items are donated, the auctioneers donate their time and talent, volunteers donate their time to solicit, organize and work the night of the event, and supporters have a wonderful time bidding on items.
Thank you Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction for your ongoing support!
Jill Kessler from  W.A.G.C.A. awarded the Waynesboro Area YMCA funds to continue to offer the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program at the Waynesboro Area YMCA. Accepting the donation is the Y’s Executive Director Amanda Geitka.