Archive for November 2017

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: What Can Change?

As most of you may already know, November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. But why would you already know? Lung cancer accounts for about 27% of all cancer deaths. Each year, more people die of lung cancer more than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. It’s important to understand just how vast this disease […]

Cancer Survivorship: LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

Finding out about the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program on Facebook was a game changer for recent participant Phyllis S. “I was home on chemo and I was on Facebook, and I noticed the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program pop up. I saw that the West Shore YMCA had a program for cancer patients and […]

Coming Back: Jackie’s Health Journey

Three small boys hold hands as they walk carefully through the lobby of the Northern Dauphin County YMCA on their way to the child watch room. The staff greet them excitedly as they enter and start to explore the room they know very well. Their mom, Jackie E, reminds them to listen to the staff […]

Diabetes Prevention: Healthy Living

According to the CDC, an estimated 33.9% of U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (84.1 million people) had prediabetes in 2015, based on their fasting glucose or A1C level. Nearly half (48.3%) of adults aged 65 years or older had prediabetes. An estimated 30.3 million people of all ages—or 9.4% of the U.S. population—had […]

YMCA Mentoring: Ny’seir’s Camp Curtin Experience

The Camp Curtin YMCA is alive with the sounds of youth and teens enjoying activities together, learning, and growing. A basketball bounces, sneakers squeak, and cheers ring out as the day moves into evening. A dynamic community center, the Camp Curtin YMCA is also host to multiple YMCA mentoring groups for youth and teens, most […]

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