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Every Day Our Impact Is Felt Throughout Whatcom County

Though the video above showcases our Girls on the Run and Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson's programs, it captures the spirit of the entire Y. The Y is truly making our community stronger one person at a time. Take a look at some of the testimonials below to learn more about "The Y You Don't Know!"

 

"With Parkinson's Disease, I rarely feel fierce. With Rock Steady Boxing, I feel ferocious!" 

—Participant, Whatcom YMCA Rock Steady Boxing

 

"I really loved participating in Girls on the Run, because now I have not only become a healthier girl, but I have learned how to deal with bullying and peer pressure. This especially comes in handy now that I've started middle school."

—Whatcom YMCA Girls on the Run Participant

 

“I want to accomplish something with my life, and the Y’s Youth Institute will help me learn the skills to do it.”

—Teen participant, Whatcom YMCA Youth Institute

 

“It's been two and a half years since my cancer diagnosis and one year since taking my first LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. I am a completely different person: I feel better than I ever have in my entire life!”  

—Survivor, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

 

“My son has always been frightened of the water, but after the Safety Around Water course, what a difference in his attitude!”

—Parent of child in the Y’s free Safety Around Water Class

 

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Category: Personal Y Stories