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YMCA Executive Appointed to North Carolina Childcare Commission

(September 2017) – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced today that Kim McClure has been appointed to the North Carolina Child Care Commission. The NC Child Care Commission is made up of seventeen members: seven appointed by the Governor, five by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and five by the President Pro


YMCA Helps Children Learn to Be Safe Around Water

YMCA increases availability of water safety and swim lessons in under-served communities As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina will provide scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to children from under-served communities. There are several participating


Take Action to Improve Heart Health with our new Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

If you are living with high blood pressure, taking action to keep it well-controlled will minimize your risk for complications like stroke, heart attack, and even death. High blood pressure, which makes the heart work harder than it should with each beat, is especially dangerous because it often has no warning signs and usually lasts


The YMCA Encourages Focus on Diabetes Prevention

As the prediabetes rate continues to rise, few local residents know they are at risk YMCAs across North Carolina are encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. November is American Diabetes Awareness month and the Y is working to educate the community to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their


YMCA Of Northwest North Carolina Announces Stan Law As New President and Chief Executive Officer

Winston-Salem, NC (March 13, 2017) – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced today that Stan Law will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1. He will succeed Curt Hazelbaker, who left to serve in the same capacity at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas in January. Law is the first African American


Aetna Awards YMCA $50,000 toward Community Gardens

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Now Home to Gardens at Seven Branches Winston-Salem, NC – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced today that the Aetna Foundation has awarded $50,000 in funds to the community gardens at the Fulton and Kernersville Family YMCAs. The grant will fund the construction of the community gardens to increase


YMCA of NWNC President and CEO Curt Hazelbaker Accepts New Role as CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Winston-Salem, NC (November 7, 2016) – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Curt Hazelbaker has accepted the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. He will begin the new position in January 2017. Hazelbaker has served in his current role since


YMCA Receives Gift from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

Winston-Salem, NC, July 1, 2016 – The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Y will use the grant to provide healthier snack options to participants at the YMCA’s program at LaDeara Crest apartments. The grant will allow the


Allegacy Partners With YMCA Of Northwest North Carolina

Winston-Salem, N.C., June 9, 2016 – Allegacy Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina, announced a new collaboration with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina to improve the overall health and well-being of their respective members. Allegacy is now offering the AllHealth Wellness Account program which offers financial rewards for


5 things to Love about HIIT Workouts

HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which includes any exercise that alternates between intense bursts and lower intensity periods (or even complete rest). According to a recent New York Times article, recent studies “strongly suggest that a more demanding but more efficient and often more enjoyable form of exercise known as high-intensity interval training, or