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On any given day, as you walk into the Botetourt Family YMCA, you may see members challenging each other in a game of pickleball, a group of children immersed in a science experiment, people connecting over coffee and a puzzle, bodybuilders bench pressing over 200 pounds, a group of seniors participating in chair yoga, and a child learning how to swim. There are not many places where all of this can simultaneously happen, but they can at the Y.

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November 1, 2019 (Roanoke, VA) - During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge encourages community members to learn their risks for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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A Community Boost

October 1, 2019

YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge added a fifth location to their system this year, the Botetourt Family YMCA. Mark Johnson, CEO of the group of Ys, explained how some Botetourt County citizens approached the Y around 2013, expressing interest in getting their own facility and discussing how the Y could partner with schools and help boost economic growth. 

 

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The Salem YMCA is the textbook definition of a community organization. For more than 160 years, its mission has been to “put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

 

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