YMCA's Mother's Day Photo Contest
The Y is celebrating moms with the Y’s Mother’s Day Photo Contest! Visit http://on.fb.me/18d6X4R and enter a pic of you and your mom (or a cool mom in your life) being active – could be running, biking, walking, etc. or just having fun! Ask your friends to vote for your pic, because the photo with the most votes wins! The contest runs from May 1-14, so enter TODAY! The winner will be announced on May 15.
FIRST PLACE: YMCA Relax and Renew Package: 3 month membership, $100 spa gift card, 3 personal training sessions, one nutrition consultation – a value of more than $500! Plus, all the benefits of membership, including free group exercise classes like yoga and Pilates, discounts on paid programs, access to weight loss programs, free Child Watch, free towel service and much more!
SECOND PLACE: 1 month membership
THIRD PLACE: $25 Y gift card
The St. Louis Monsanto YMCA has the largest population of participating African-American seniors out of any YMCA in the country. Walk into the gym and a 92-year-old African-American woman is leading a chair-aerobics class to a high-energy rhythm. She doesn’t skip a beat. Read the full story in the St. Louis American.
Community Helpings Co-op: Fresh Produce at low cost
The produce basket contains a variety of high-quality seasonal fruits and vegetables, which is generally enough to feed a family of four for two weeks. This basket is the core of the co-op’s buying power and the best value for your money. The cost of the basket is $23.50. At our location we also offer a Senior Pack, which is a smaller version of the biweekly basket for $15.
The co-op is a great way to help others in your community and an opportunity to promote healthy living among our families.
Volunteers Needed as YMCA Bookfair Rapidly Approaches
Thousands of St. Louis area residents have been finding new friends in old books at the YMCA Bookfair for 33 years, and that tradition continues August 16-21, 2013 at the Kennedy Recreation Complex. Read more.
Go to YMCA Bookfair Web page.
The Y Takes on Diabetes
A new health program being rolled out at YMCAs across the country shows the potential for a community-based organization to deliver a nationwide health-care intervention, reports The Wall Street Journal. Read full article.
YMCA Recognizes Essay Winners at MLK Breakfast
The Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Breakfast is a time of celebration and tribute to the life and legacy of this great leader. Read story in the St. Louis American