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Donate a Backpack for a Child in Need and Join the Y for $0

July 15 through August 15, new members can join the Y for a $0 joining fee when they donate a new backpack. Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina are collecting backpacks and school supplies to help students start the school year ready to learn. All supplies will be distributed through local nonprofit partners,


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


Golf to Give Back

21st Annual YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Golf Tournament Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Tanglewood Park Golf Course 1pm Shotgun Start Gather your team for a day of golf, fun, and fellowship for a good cause! Your participation will benefit Y programs that strengthen our community. Click here for the team entry form. Entries must be


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. Tuesday, March 28, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and the Y is working to educate the community to take preventive steps to


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 Expands Membership Benefit throughout North Carolina and Virginia

Y Members Can Now Visit Locations in Both States as Part of “My Y is Every Y” September 2016 – Beginning September 1, YMCA members can now access any Y facility across North Carolina and Virginia. The partnership is the latest expansion of the Y’s reciprocal membership program. “Now when you join the Y, you


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