In March of 2012 I joined the LiveStrong program at The Eastside YMCA. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The small group, physical activity program utilizes a private, non-intimidating circuit style that helps participants build strength, increase flexibility and endurance and ultimately improve quality of life. Additional goals include reducing the side effects of treatment, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem.
During this free 12-week program I was able to connect to other cancer survivors that were just out of treatment or about to go back into treatment. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.
The Greater Rochester YMCA had asked their LiveStrong trainers to nominate one participant to go Austin, Texas and participate in the 2012 Livestrong Challenge on October 21st. On Wednesday Jun 6, 2012 (exactly 9 years to the day of my initial diagnosis of cancer) I was given the most amazing gift. The YMCA of Greater Rochester awarded my wife (Carrie) and I a trip to Austin, Texas to ride in the Team LiveStrong Challenge. We cannot thank the Greater Rochester YMCA, Delta Airlines, Radission Hotels, Maureen, and Robin enough.
Please join me in helping other cancer survivors LIVESTRONG by making a donation today. You can read the full story and make an online donation HERE.
Walking program for those just emerging from treatment and are not yet able to ride
Gym membership grants
The “Spin with the Survivors“ event also provides a unique opportunity for all to help. This is our chance to help directly by positively affecting the lives of survivors and in keeping with that spirit, I’ve chosen to spin with the survivors.
To make an on-line pledge:
Step 1: Go to www.wnywp.org/spin_about.htm
Step 2: Select my name (Shannon Case) from the drop down list.
Step 3: Select a pledge amount.
Step 4: When ready to donate, click the “Submit Pledge” button.
I am a two time cancer survivor and have been in remission for 7 years now and the proud father of 3 ½ year old twins. The Western New York Wellness Program has helped me stay healthy and active these past 7 years.
Thank you for your support. Together, we will make a difference in so many lives!
So today’s lunch excursion took us to Campi’s – Where Sandwich is King. I have been driving by this place on Scottsville Road for years and never noticed it. It was not until I saw it on Man v Food Nation did it finally click.
The place is very unassuming when you enter. Just your typical sandwich/grill place. All I kept thinking was how did they fit a camera crew in this place?
I saw the Steak “Bomber” on the Man v Food Nation show, but I just cannot put away that much food anymore. So I opted for the regular Steak sandwich with Swiss cheese, sweet peppers, onions, lots of steak, & a side of fries.
The sandwich was amazing. The only thing I would do different next time would be to add a little hot sauce to it.
If you are looking for a great sandwich place give Campi’s a try.
CPU Wars is a trump card game created with tech geeks in mind. It’s the most fun you can have with CPU specs.
What is this game? The deck is made up of 30 cards, each featuring one CPU from the last 40 years and a list of specs. For Volume 1.0 I chose 30 CPUs that I believe had the greatest impact on the desktop history. The game is ideally played by 2 or 3 people (but it can be played by up to 6). The deck is split between the players and then each player takes a turn and picks a category that they think has the best value. I have chosen the most important specs that could be numerically represented, such as maximum speed achieved and maximum number of transistors. It’s lots of fun, it has a bit of strategy and can be played during a break or over a coffee.
I started learning programming at the age of 10 at the beginning of the 90s, using an 8086 PC and BASIC. From the first day I was fascinated by CPUs and learning everything about them. During my Computer Engineering degree I got a chance to program in assembly language and fell even deeper in love with these small chips. I think that every geek has been at some point in love with one of their CPUs.