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Indy Star Reporter Continues Weight Loss Journey

Indy Star 2/22/2016

Indy Star reporter, Suzette Hackney continues to update us on her weight loss journey with YMCA at CityWay Personal Trainer, Dionna Liggins.

YMCA Diabetes Program Helps with Prevention

Indy Star 2/20/2016

Dr. David Marrero, J.O. Ritchey professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, recently shared that the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program is successful in helping individuals to prevent diabetes. He added that some people may prefer the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program over other programs because we offer financial assistance.

Baxter Y Hosts Cycle-a-thon for LIVESTRONG at the Y Program

WIBC Radio 2/10/2016

WTTV Ch. 4 News 2/10/2016

Daily Journal 2/7/2016

The Baxter Y is hosting its Cycle-a-thon on February 10 from 8am to 5pm to help raise funds for its LIVESTRONG at the Y cancer program. Please spread the word to help them reach their $5,000 goal!

Valentine Crafts & Treats for Kids to Make at Home

WTHR Ch. 13 News 2/10/2016

Chelsy Winters, Associate Director of Health Partnership Programs, YMCA Association Office, and Natalie Brake, Youth & Family Life Director, Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, gave parents some great ideas on crafts and treats to make with their kids for Valentine’s Day. A special thanks to our youth volunteers, Aiden & Kaitlyn, for helping us with this segment.

Camp Registration Begins Feb. 20th

Press Release 2/9/2016

WTHR Ch. 13 News

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will open Day Camp registration on February 20 for families with children ages 3-15. The Y offers a variety of camp options and has 25 convenient camp locations across the city. YMCA Camps will begin May 23 and run through August 5. Read more…

Mayor Hogsett to Speak at Jordan YMCA’s Annual Campaign Breakfast

Press Release 2/2/2016

The Jordan YMCA will host its Annual Campaign Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., February 11 at the Jordan YMCA, 8400 Westfield Blvd. Mayor Joe Hogsett will be the guest speaker. Attendees will also hear inspiring stories about how the Y is strengthening the community through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

The Y’s Annual Campaign is an initiative that provides scholarships for programs and memberships to children, adults and families in need. Last year, the Jordan YMCA provided more than $350,000 in financial assistance and subsidies to more than 4,400 children, teens and adults so they could enjoy a YMCA memberships and participate in a myriad of sports, wellness, and other activities.

This event is by invitation only. For more information about the Jordan YMCA’s Annual Campaign contact Ellie Schmink, Community Executive Director, at 317-253-3206 or at  

Community Invited to YMCA Valentine’s Day Dances

Press Release 1/28/2016

Indy Style 2/5/2016

WHAT: Local YMCA’s host Valentine Dances for Families

WHEN: February 5 – 19

WHERE:  Fishers, Benjamin Harrison, Avondale Meadows, Baxter, Jordan, Ransburg, Witham Family, Hendricks Regional Health and Pike YMCAs

DETAILS: Dads and daughters, moms and sons, grandparents and grandchildren or anyone who wants to have an evening of fun are invited to the YMCA’s Valentine Dances. Enjoy refreshments, dancing, photos and fun with the children in your life. Prices vary at each location. Registration is required.

For more information about the YMCA’s Valentine Dances, contact your local YMCA or call 317-266-9622. Read more…

Y Offers School’s Out Camp for Lawrence Families

Press Release 1/26/2016

WRTV Ch. 6 News

WTHR Ch. 13 News

FOX 59 News

WIBC Radio

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is offering its condolences to the entire Lawrence community as they mourn the loss of its dedicated educator and heroic school principal, Susan Jordan. Due to this tragic incident, all schools in Lawrence Township will be closed on January 27, but the YMCA is offering a School’s Out Camp to working parents who may be in need of childcare. Read more…

Y Embarks on its First National Advertising Campaign

The New York Times 1/23/2016

The Y’s FIRST national TV commercials aired on January 24 during “60 Minutes.” In case you missed it, click here to view the first spot titled, “Places,” and click here to view the second, titled “Idle Hands.”

Fishers YMCA to Host Annual Campaign Breakfast

The Towne Post 1/2016

The Fishers YMCA will host its Annual Campaign Breakfast on Feb. 11 from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Hunter Smith, former Colts punter, will be the guest speaker. The breakfast is free, but online registration is required.

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