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According to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, between 2001 and 2009, there was a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of type 1 diabetes in people under age 20. Here is six year old Makenna's story.

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DALEVILLE, VA (October 10, 2017) - The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge broke ground Tuesday on the $10 million Botetourt Family YMCA in Daleville Town Center. Key business, government officials and major donors were all in attendance.

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The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge had a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Richard and Elizabeth Macher Teaching Kitchen at the YMCA Express at Gainsboro. The new kitchen will offer community programs focused on nutrition, culinary education and healthy cooking.

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Y Inspired Story - Meet Ron

September 18, 2017

Ron Sweeney became a member of the Salem Family YMCA in 2012 after his wife passed away and his doctor’s recommendation to lose weight.  Ron decided to jump start his journey of a healthier lifestyle by signing up for a boot camp, and although the road was initially tough, he consistently stayed enrolled in new boot camp sessions.

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Ms. Wheelchair Virginia

August 4, 2017

Allyson Hart is an avid member of the Salem Family YMCA with a mission to stay strong so she can live independently.

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The YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge now has $9 million pledged toward building the Botetourt Family YMCA in Daleville. Read the full story here.

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Most days you can find Donna taking a water aerobics class or working out at the Y. Since November, Donna has lost over 30 pounds which she attributes to frequent exercise and cutting out sugar and breads from her diet.

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On July 15, 2017 the YMCA of Roanoke Valley will change its official name to YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge to better reflect its service area. 

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