Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

September 26, 2014

Register for this FREE training

The YMCA of the Suncoast strengthens the foundation of the communities we serve. In order to help make our community safer, we are offering child sexual abuse prevention training. This free online training is for any members of the community and organizations to ensure that everyone can help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.
Healthy Activities Your Family Can Do Together

Healthy Activities Your Family Can Do Together

October 17, 2014

With the school year underway, your family is probably working harder than ever to find time to spend together. That makes it even more important to plan family activities that are meaningful, healthy and fun. The Y ‘s Healthy Family Home website provides an informative newsletter and toolkits to help you get started. In addition, here are a few ideas for healthy together-time.

November Member News

October 28, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

At the Y, we give people the resources they need to live healthier, happier lives. As a leading nonprofit for healthy living, the Y helps people improve their health and well-being and reduce their risk of chronic conditions and disease. Our November Member News focuses on the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program and the gift of education.
Top 5 Preventive Health Care Tips for Families

Top 5 Preventive Health Care Tips for Families

October 07, 2014

If you're like most parents, you spend a fair amount of time thinking about your children's health. You prepare nutritious meals, encourage frequent hand washing, and find ways to balance active time and screen time. Parents need to be just as proactive about recommended health screenings. Take these steps to keep your family on track to enjoy a long and healthy life.
We're Turning Pink for Purpose

We're Turning Pink for Purpose

September 23, 2014

Pink for a Purpose Expo

The Y is turning Pink for a Purpose in October!
 Six Ways to Include More Fruits and Veggies in Your Meals

Six Ways to Include More Fruits and Veggies in Your Meals

September 16, 2014

For busy families, finding time to prepare nutritious meals and pack healthy back-to-school lunches can be a challenge. The hurdles are even higher for families with picky eaters. Fortunately, there are quick and convenient ways to include fruits, vegetables and other healthy ingredients in every meal your family eats, from breakfast to after-school snacks. Use these ideas to get started.

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying

September 11, 2014

5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Dash

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The YMCA of the Suncoast is taking a stand against bullying. The Greater Ridgecrest Y and the Pinellas School Age Program will host the first Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying 5K Run and 1 Mile Kids’ Dash. Show your support and take your stand at the finish line. Start and Finish at the Y.
SPICE it Up for Autism

SPICE it Up for Autism

September 11, 2014

A Fundraiser Benefiting Camp COAST

Come help us taste and judge some chili, and all for a great cause! The Clearwater YMCA is hosting an event to raise money for Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together), a summer day camp for children on the spectrum living in Pinellas County.

M*A*S*H 5K Run

M*A*S*H 5K Run

September 11, 2014

A Fundraiser Benefiting Camp COAST

The YMCA M*A*S*H 5k Race benefits the Mainstream Adults Sharing Hope program, held at the North Pinellas YMCA which serves special needs adults and their families. The race will take place in John Chesnut Park in North Pinellas County offering a flat, fast and simply stunning race course. This is a course designed to achieve a personal best and is a great way to start off December while supporting a fantastic cause!

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 02, 2014

Help kids understand their weight

While the dangers of childhood obesity are well-chronicled, many children who are overweight or obese don’t realize it. That’s why the YMCA of the Suncoast — a leading voice on improving health— wants families to understand the role weight perception plays in childhood obesity and ways to reverse course through increased physical activity and improved eating habits. 
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