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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Testimonial: Phyllis

June is National Cancer Survivor Month and the Harrisburg Area YMCA desires to celebrate cancer survivors and support them on their path to health and recovery. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCAs create a welcoming community in […]

Don’t Fry This Summer

Days are getting hotter and summer is just around the corner! On May 26th, join us for Don’t Fry Day and protect your skin against the sun.

You Can’t Beat A Healthy Heart

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Did you know that around 85 million Americans have high blood pressure, with some who don’t even know it?  If you have high blood pressure, you are not alone.

Healthy Easter Basket

Make this Easter a healthy one! This spring holiday can be an easy excuse to fill baskets full of egg or bunny-shaped chocolates and candy. From peanut butter eggs to Cadbury, sugar can end up being the main course of any Easter meal! If your children are looking forward to a candy-filled basket this Easter, […]

Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

The week of April 4th – 10th is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. Approximately 5% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States are young people between the ages of 15 and 39, according to the National Cancer Institute. Currently, the most common types of cancer for young adults are Brain, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, […]

Preparing for Kindergarten

Bittersweet is the day when parents say goodbye to their young ones on their first day of school. If you have a child who is attending kindergarten for the first time this fall, you’re likely either breathing a sigh of relief or your heart is breaking just thinking about it. Kindergarten is an important time […]

Unplug This Summer At The Y

With the wintery weather we’ve been having this March, it’s hard to think that summer is just a few months away! Are your children prepared to unplug for a summer of fun at the Y?

Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Cancer, one of the most deadly diseases in the world today, takes millions of lives every year. Because of the high amount of new cancer cases diagnosed year over year, reducing your risk of developing them is highly important.

Love Your Heart

Did you wear red last Friday? If so, you were one of the millions sporting the color for National Wear Red Day. Each year in February, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute partner up to speak out about heart disease claiming the lives of thousands of women every year. […]

Welcome to Our New Board Chair Beth Peiffer!

Beth A. Peiffer Elected Chair of Harrisburg Area YMCA Board Peiffer will be the first female Board President for the Harrisburg Area YMCA in its 162 year history. Harrisburg, PA 1/31/17 – The Harrisburg Area YMCA Board of Directors recently elected Beth A. Peiffer as the 58th chair in the organization’s 162-year history, and the […]

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